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The art of triage

The art of triage

Edwards, Tracy Anne

Thousands of patients present to emergency departments each year for medical treatment, and the first person they are greeted by is the triage nurse. The role of the triage nurse is to assess patients as they arrive and determine the priority of care. This book looks at the history of triage from the first rudimentary form of triage by Baron Dominique Jean Larrey stepping through the world wars, and looking at triage systems in use today. Triage today has evolved from the military form of triage, and is used in emergency departments throughout the world. This book describes four of the triage

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Published New York : Novinka 2013
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Statement of responsibility: Tracy Anne Edwards
ISBN: 1628085924, 162808619X, 9781628085921, 9781628086195
Note: Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
Note: Online resource; title from title page (ebrary, viewed August 20, 2013).
Physical Description: 1 online resource (viii, 76 pages).
Series: Nursing-- issues, problems and challenges
Subject: MEDICAL Clinical Medicine.; MEDICAL Diseases.; Emergency nursing.; HEALTH & FITNESS Diseases General.; MEDICAL Evidence-Based Medicine.; Triage (Medicine); MEDICAL Internal Medicine.
Series Title: Nursing-- issues, problems and challenges.
Local note: eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Nursing Collection

Contents

  1. ""THE ART OF TRIAGE""
  2. ""THE ART OF TRIAGE""
  3. ""Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data""
  4. ""Contents""
  5. ""Chapter 1: History of Triage""
  6. ""Abstract""
  7. ""Introduction""
  8. ""Dominique Jean Larrey (1766-1844) / Napoleonic Wars""
  9. ""American Civil War (1861-1865)""
  10. ""World War I (1914-1918) / World War II (1939-1945)""
  11. ""Korean War (1950-1953) / Vietnam War (1962 -1975)""
  12. ""Civilian Triage""
  13. ""References""
  14. ""Chapter 2: Triage Systems""
  15. ""Abstract""
  16. ""Introduction""
  17. ""Triage, What Is It?""
  18. ""Australasian Triage Scale (ATS)""
  19. ""Emergency Severity Index (ESI) Level-2""""Emergency Severity Index (ESI)-Level 3""
  20. ""Emergency Severity Index (ESI)-Level 4""
  21. ""Emergency Severity Index (ESI)-Level 5""
  22. ""Manchester Triage Scale (MTS)""
  23. ""Life Threat""
  24. ""Pain""
  25. ""Haemorrhage""
  26. ""Conscious Level""
  27. ""Temperature""
  28. ""Acuteness""
  29. ""Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS)""
  30. ""Level III Urgent (Yellow) / < 30 Minutes""
  31. ""Level IV Semi-Urgent (Green) < 60 Minutes""
  32. ""Level V Non Urgent (White) < 120 Minutes""
  33. ""Attributes of a Triage Nurse""""References""
  34. ""Chapter 3: Critical Thinking""
  35. ""Abstract""
  36. ""Introduction""
  37. ""References""
  38. ""Chapter 4: Case Studies and Answers""
  39. ""Abstract""
  40. ""Introduction""
  41. ""Case Studies""
  42. ""Answers""
  43. ""Case Study One""
  44. ""a) What questions do you ask?""
  45. ""b) What is your nursing diagnosis?""
  46. ""c) What triage category do you give this patient?""
  47. ""Case Study Two""
  48. ""a) What questions do you ask?""
  49. ""b) What is your nursing diagnosis?""
  50. ""c) What triage category / score do you give this patient?""
  51. ""Case Study Three""""a) What questions do you ask this patient?""
  52. ""b) What is your nursing diagnosis?""
  53. ""c) What is your triage priority / score?""
  54. ""Case Study Four""
  55. ""a) What questions do you ask?""
  56. ""b) What is your nursing diagnosis?""
  57. ""c) What triage category / score do you give this patient?""
  58. ""Case Study Five""
  59. ""a) What questions do you ask?""
  60. ""b) What is your nursing diagnosis?""
  61. ""c) What triage category / score do you give this patient?""
  62. ""Case Study Six""
  63. ""a) What questions do you ask this patient?""
  64. ""b) What is your nursing diagnosis?""