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Background: In recent years, there has been a growth in the use of triage nurses to decrease general practitioner (GP) workloads and increase the efficiency of telephone triage. The actual safety of decisions made by triage nurses has not yet been assessed.. Objectives: To investigate whether triage nurses accurately estimate the urgency level of health complaints when using the national telephone guidelines, and to examine the relationship between the performance of triage nurses and their education and training.. Method: A cross-sectional, multicentre, observational study employing five mystery (simulated) patients who telephoned triage nurses in four GP cooperatives. The mystery patients played standardised roles. Each role had one of four urgency levels as determined by experts. The triage nurses called were asked to estimate the level of urgency after the contact. This level of urgency was compared with a gold standard.. Results: Triage nurses estimated the level of urgency of 69% of the ...
Triage decisions for the elderly requiring intensive care units (ICU), trouble patients, families and challenge public authorities. There is an urgent need for more transparency, increased cost-effective access to ICU and a European harmonisation of standards. This project will develop recommendations for public policy by (1) compilation of empirical data by ICU staff in 7 countries; (2) analysis of triage decisions in the elderly resulting in a social map of ethical values, in a cost-efficiency analysis and in a statistical analysis of the benefit parameters of triage decisions integrated with public policy; (3) a valorisation process to finalise the products as European harmonisation of standards. The project will produce a Europe-wide ICU triage scoring system in the elderly. This ambitious project requires collaboration by a consortium of ICUs and specialists in medicine, geriatrics, economics, public health and ethics ...
Success Of An Expedited Emergency Department Triage Evaluation System For Geriatric Trauma Patients Not Meeting Trauma Activation Criteria
Results SBI prevalence was 11% (n=131, 95% CI 9% to 12%). The discriminative value of the MTS for predicting SBI was 0.57 (95% CI 0.52 to 0.62), and the MTS did not contribute to a model including age, sex and temperature. The sensitivity of the MTS (U1-2 vs U3-5) to detect SBI was 0.42 (95% CI 0.33 to 0.51) and specificity was 0.69 (95% CI 0.66 to 0.72). MTS high urgency discriminators include several known predictors of SBI, such as fever, work of breathing, meningism and oxygen saturation, but apply to non-SBI children as well.. ...
The data in this study include a random sample of nurse triage callers from 40 health plans located throughout the United States. The health plans contracted with one provider of telephone-based nurse triage services and agreed to participate in the outcomes survey. Health plan members were able to contact the service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at no cost through toll-free numbers. The primary reason to contact the triage service is to have a registered nurse assess medical symptoms; these callers are classified as symptomatic.. The triage services clinical-decision architecture uses more than 570 symptom-based algorithms to evaluate callers medical complaints and suggest appropriate management. Other callers contact the nurse triage service to obtain provider referrals, general health information, or information concerning specific health plan coverage and services.. Participation in the study was limited to symptomatic callers. Biweekly, data on a random sample of symptomatic callers were ...
One of the greatest benefits of utilizing nurse triage services is the time is saves you and your staff, allowing you to focus on your business or simply relax after hours. Nurse triage employees can help patients with the majority of their needs and initiate further action if needed.. Nurse triage services provide patients with the comfort in knowing they are never on their own, and healthcare professionals with the comfort knowing their patients are being tended to, no matter the day or time.. Ambs Call Center has been providing comprehensive answering services since 1934. For more information on implementing affordable nurse triage services for your practice, hospital or health system, contact Ambs Call Center.. ...
Objectives and Background: Reduction of treatment delay is crucial for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We evaluated the independent impact of field triage on treatment delay and long-term clinical outcome in a large contemporary, consecutive population of STEMI patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI).. Methods: From January 2005 to July 2008, 1,437 STEMI patients were treated with pPCI at a single high volume invasive center. Median follow-up time was 365 days in this observational registry study.. Results: A total of 616 patients were admitted by field triage and 821 by emergency departments. Baseline- and angiographic variables were similar in the two populations. Patients admitted by field triage had a significantly shorter median door-to-balloon time compared to patients admitted by emergency department triage (83 minutes; IQR: 67-100 vs. 103 minutes; 80 -135; P,0.001). Door-to-balloon times of less than the recommended 90 ...
Background Surveillance for influenza and influenza-like illness (ILI) is important for guiding public health prevention programs to mitigate the morbidity and mortality caused by influenza, including pandemic influenza. Nontraditional sources of data for influenza and ILI surveillance are of interest to public health authorities if their validity can be established. Methods/Principal Findings National telephone triage call data were collected through automated means for purposes of syndromic surveillance. For the 17 states with at least 500,000 inhabitants eligible to use the telephone triage services, call volume for respiratory syndrome was compared to CDC weekly number of influenza isolates and percentage of visits to sentinel providers for ILI. The degree to which the call data were correlated with either CDC viral isolates or sentinel provider percentage ILI data was highly variable among states. Conclusions Telephone triage data in the U.S. are patchy in coverage and therefore not a reliable
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This quick-reference handbook presents complaint-based triage protocols for assessing patients face to face in emergency and urgent care settings and assigning acuity levels within the 5-tier triage acuity system.
South African government hospitals are poorly resourced, overcrowded, understaffed and underfunded, contributing to the pressure under which emergency departments (EDs) operate. The trauma load is one of the highest in the world.1 EDs deal firsthand with South Africas so-called quadruple burden of disease:2 communicable diseases, non-communicable chronic diseases, injuries and HIV/AIDS (considered separately). The result is prolonged ED waiting times. An effective triage system to ensure early recognition of sick patients and prioritisation for treatment is essential. Triage originates from the French meaning to select or sort. The many triage scoring systems worldwide3-5 all require extensive training to implement, are labour intensive, and have a high failure rate. Many limitations also surround triage scale validation, and those used in developed countries are often inappropriate for developing countries.6 The Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS) has not been formally validated as a ...
Introduction Severe sepsis and septic shock (SS) are time-critical medical emergencies that affect millions of people in the world. Earlier administration of antibiotics has been shown to reduce mortality from SS; however, the initiation of early resuscitation requires recognition that a patient may have sepsis. Early warning scores (EWS) are broadly used to detect patient deterioration, but to date have not been evaluated to detect patients at risk for SS. The purpose of our study was to look at the relationship between the initial national EWS (NEWS) in the emergency department (ED) and the diagnosis of SS. ...
Results During the study period, 218 985 adult patients were included in the TARN database. 127 233 (58.1%) had complete data: 55.6% male, aged 61.4 (IQR 43.1-80.0) years, Injury Severity Score 9 (IQR 9-16), 96.5% suffered blunt trauma and 24 791 (19.5%) were Priority One. The MPTT (sensitivity 57.6%, specificity 71.5%) outperformed all existing triage methods with a 44.7% absolute reduction in undertriage compared with existing UK civilian methods. AUROC comparison supported the use of the MPTT over other tools (p,0.001.) ...
Define triage. triage synonyms, triage pronunciation, triage translation, English dictionary definition of triage. n. 1. A process for sorting injured people into groups based on their need for or likely benefit from immediate medical treatment. Triage is used in...
INTRODUCTION: The ETAMI project is a collaboration between the NSW Ambulance Service, Northern and Western Sydney area Health Services. The aim is to provide pre-hospital triage of patients with chest pain to expedite revascularisation, by bypassing district hospitals with no angioplasty capability, and by early mobilisation of angioplasty teams.. METHODS: ETAMI-capable paramedics perform an ECG on initial assessment which is transmitted to the Regional Heart Centre (RHC ) and is interpreted by a Senior Emergency Physician. If the ECG meets criteria for primary angioplasty the ambulance is directed to the RHC, bypassing district hospitals, and the angioplasty team is mobilised.. RESULTS: During the first 18 months of the trial, the RHC in Western Sydney treated 297 patients with acute ST elevation myocardial infarction. We divided these patients into 3 groups: 69 presented to the RHC, 128 to the 3 district hospitals (DH), and 71 were triaged pre-hospital to the cardiac catheterisation laboratory ...
1. Hanna CM, Greenes DS. How much tachycardia in infants can be attributed to fever?. Ann Emerg Med. 2004;43(6):699-705.. 2. Feverish illness in children-Assessment and initial management in children younger than 5 years. 2013. Available at: http://guidance.nice.org.uk/CG160/NICEGuidance/pdf/English. Accessed October 17, 2015.. 3. Nelson KG. An index of severity for acute pediatric illness. Am J Public Health. 1980;70(8):804-7.. 4. Thompson M, Coad N, Harnden A, et al. How well do vital signs identify children with serious infections in paediatric emergency care?. Arch Dis Child. 2009;94(11):888-93.. 5. Nijman RG, Zwinkels RL, van Veen M, et al. Can urgency classification of the manchester triage system predict serious bacterial infections in febrile children?. Arch Dis Child. 2011;96(8):715-22.. 6. de Vos-Kerkhof E, Nijman RG, Vergouwe Y, et al. Impact of a clinical decision model for febrile children at risk for serious bacterial infections at the emergency department: A randomized controlled ...
Telephone Triage nursing involves performing verbal interviews, and making assessments and plans regarding the health of the caller. This category offers resources for nurses in telephone triage.
Early appreciation of major trauma enables emergency medical service (EMS) providers to match the available resources to each victims needs. Triage is the process of classifying patients according to injury severity and determining the priority for further treatment [1, 2]. Field triage has become increasingly important, as regionalised trauma care with dedicated trauma teams has been shown to improve patient outcome [3-5]. Nevertheless, some mistriage is unavoidable, as field triage is performed close to the time of injury, with limited diagnostic resources in a multifarious pre-hospital environment. If major trauma victims are undertriaged and therefore denied access to high-resource resuscitation, avoidable negative outcomes may ensue [1, 6]. Conversely, overtriage may cause minor trauma victims to be unnecessarily transferred to dedicated trauma care facilities, thereby consuming scarce financial and human resources. Overtriage thus decreases the available resources for other patients with ...
Objective: We evaluated the performance of individual trauma triage criteria using data from a regional trauma registry. Methods: Los Angeles County (LAC) paramedics use triage criteria adapted from the 2011 Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines to triage injured patients to Trauma Centers (TCs). TCs report outcomes to a LAC EMS registry. We abstracted data for patients 15 years or older from 2013 to 2015 and identified all trauma triage criteria that were met for each encounter. Study outcomes were: (1) "clear need" for a TC, defined as receiving a non-orthopedic operative intervention within 6 hours of arrival, injury severity score (ISS) > 15, or surgical ICU admission; or (2) "no need" for a TC, defined as discharge home from the emergency department (ED). We also defined "possible need" as those patients not discharged home from the ED, inclusive of "clear need" and all other admitted patients. For each individual triage criteria, we calculated the positive likelihood ratios and ...
The Smart Tape provides rapid, safe triage of injured children. During a mass casualty event the ability to maximize paediatric resources can mean the difference between life and death. By objectively identifying the most seriously injured children the Smart Tape can help you do just that. Usable in low light conditions this pocket sized tape is tough enough to cope with the worst environments. Pocket Sized, Waterproof & Tough, Easy to Handle, Developed in association with active BASICS doctors. The Smart Paediatric Triage Tape allows for the objective triage of babies, infants and children based on physiological parameters. Made out of tough light weight vinyl. The Smart Paediatric Triage Tape has been published in the British Medical Journal. The Paediatric Triage Tape can form part of the Smart Incident Managment System.
AIM:. This paper reports a study the aim of which was to describe how triage-related work was organized and performed in Swedish emergency departments.. BACKGROUND:. Hospitals in many developed countries use some kind of system to prioritize the patients attending emergency departments. Triage is a commonly used term to refer to the process of sorting and prioritizing patients for care. How the triage procedure is organized and which personnel perform this type of work vary considerably throughout the world. In Sweden, few studies have explored this important issue.. METHOD:. A national survey was conducted using telephone interviews, with nurse managers at each of the emergency departments. The sample represented 87% of emergency departments in Sweden.. RESULTS:. The findings clearly illustrate the organization of emergency department triage, focusing on personnel who perform triage, as well as the facilities, resources and procedures available for triage. However, the results indicate that ...
Background Pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus emerged during 2009. To help clinicians triage adults with acute respiratory illness, a scoring system for influenza-like illness (ILI) was implemented at Hospital Civil de Guadalajara, Mexico. Methods A medical history, laboratory and radiology results were collected on emergency room (ER) patients with acute respiratory illness to calculate an ILI-score. Patients were evaluated for admission by their ILI-score and clinicians assessment of risk for developing complications. Nasal and throat swabs were collected from intermediate and high-risk patients for influenza testing by RT-PCR. The disposition and ILI-score of those oseltamivir-treated versus untreated, clinical characteristics of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) patients versus test-negative patients were compared by Pearsons Χ2, Fishers Exact, and Wilcoxon rank-sum tests. Results Of 1840 ER patients, 230 were initially hospitalized (mean ILI-score = 15), and the rest were discharged, including
Registered nurse who works as telephone triage RN in Centura Health Call Center. Answer incoming phone calls for all product lines and provide thorough and ...
Objective. Despite intense interest in allocation of resources to neonatal intensive care, no description exists of resource use by the large numbers of newborns admitted for triage, the process of short-term evaluation and management of infants after delivery. This study characterized the triage phase of neonatal care with respect to infant...
Watkins, CL, Jones, SP, Leathley, MJ, Ford, GA, Quinn, T, McAdam, JJ, Gibson, JE, Mackway-Jones, KC, Durham, S, Britt, D et al, Morris, S, ODonnell, M, Emsley, HCA, Punekar, S, Sharma, A and Sutton, CJ. (2014) Emergency Stroke Calls: Obtaining Rapid Telephone Triage (ESCORTT) - a programme of research to facilitate recognition of stroke by emergency medical dispatchers [Report] Full text not available from this repository ...
In a study reported in the Journal of Oncology Practice, Keng et al at Cleveland Clinic found that institution of an emergency department febrile neutropenia pathway for patients with cancer reduced the time to antibiotic administration compared with historical and direct admission cohorts.. "The study included all adult patients with cancer who presented with fever to the Cleveland Clinic Emergency Department between June 2012 and June 2013. The febrile neutropenia pathway interventions included providing patients with febrile neutropenia alert cards, standardizing the definition of febrile neutropenia and recognizing it as a distinct chief complaint, revising the emergency department triage level for febrile neutropenia, creating electronic febrile neutropenia order sets, administering empiric antibiotics before neutrophil count result, and relocating febrile neutropenia antibiotics to the emergency department. The primary outcome was time to antibiotic administration, with a target of 90 ...
Hi; I am an RN with 24yrs experience in Ortho-Neuro, Pediatrics and Medical-Surgical.The last 15 in Telephone Triage, first for a major HMO and currently for a regional medical center. I am
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Conclusion Re-audit showed shorter time to initial assessment of sick children in the department following improvement measures. Numbers are too small to undertake any meaningful statistical analysis and we continue to collect data to identify areas for improvement. Time to assessment of children later retrieved to PICU by a nurse appears to have improved more than time to assessment by a doctor. The emergency department have not instituted a formal triage tool but use of the ETAT tool to classify children as either emergency (who are then taken straight to the resuscitation area) or priority (paediatric registrar to review within fifteen minutes) seems to identify 18/19 of the children in this cohort.. ...
OBJECTIVE: To identify the ethical norms that should govern the allocation of pediatric critical care resources during a pandemic. DESIGN: Narrative review. METHODS: Review the literature on triage and pandemics. FINDINGS: When care that is functionally equivalent to usual patient care practices can no longer be maintained, resources should be allocated primarily on the basis of medical need and/or benefit. Unequal treatment may be justified to increase the supply of available resources and thereby save more lives. When ethically relevant distinctions can no longer be made between patients, resources should be distributed by chance. Allocation on the basis of quality of life, general contributions to society, or age are potentially problematic. Existing triage protocols inconsistently articulate the relationship between these ethical norms and their specific recommendations. In addition, they have limited applicability in pediatrics principally because of the lack of a simple validated global ...
Demo the tool at the following link: PhotoGP (This link will take you away from our website).. You can also demo the clinician view for this tool at the following link: PhotoGP - clinicians view (This link will take you away from our website).. The Digital Photo Triage tool (referred to as PhotoGP in the Online Codesign phase) would allow people to send photos of a minor skin condition (or injury) for review by a clinician at their GP practice who would then advise them on next steps. People could:. ...
Efficient triage strategies are needed if primary HPV screening is used at the national level. Currently, there is no obvious winning triage strategy for primary HPV screening (19, 20), even though triage methods of OncoE6, methylation, viral load, p16/Ki-67, and HPV genotyping have been studied for years. Following our literature survey, this is the first study to explore performance of combining p16/Ki-67 with extended HPV genotyping for detecting CIN2/3+ among Chinese women. Our results indicated that the combination of HPV16/18 genotyping and p16/Ki-67 triage of women positive for eight other HPV genotypes was a promising approach. Furthermore, the strategy presented lower referral rate and similar sensitivity and specificity as compared with combining HPV16/18 genotyping and p16/Ki-67 triage of women positive for 12 other HPV genotypes.. In our study, HPV genotypes were divided into four strata (HPV16/18, HPV31/33/58/52, HPV45/59/56/66, and HPV51/39/68/35) according to their risks for ...
We are including guidelines from various specialties, facilities, and thought leaders to help inform the decision-making occurring at the local level.
We are including guidelines from various specialties, facilities, and thought leaders to help inform the decision-making occurring at the local level.
Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuus millions of monthly readers. Title: Tools for HEMS units: A concept for major incident triage, Author: Anders Haug Thomassen, Name: Tools for HEMS units: A concept for major incident triage, Length: 4 pages, Page: 1, Published: 2013-07-10
Our Triage Nurse is available Monday through Friday at (480) 860-8488 to answer baby care questions, medication questions, or to help you decide if your child needs to be seen. If you wish to speak to the doctors, non-emergency calls are answered at the end of the afternoon and, as time permits, between appointments.. Our patient portal is designed for you to e-mail our Triage Nurse with any questions that you may have about your child. For a complicated problem, please schedule an appointment.. ...
Inpatient hospitalization statistics are obtained from CIHIs national Hospital Morbidity Database (HMDB) and Discharge Abstract Database (DAD). Emergency department visits are sourced from the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS).
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if the Xorg.log lists the device when it appears and says "dont know how to use device" that means the device is not detected by evdev. It shouldnt happen with ,code,,= F11,/code, or rawhide, can still happen with ,code,F10,/code,. If it happens with ,code,, F11,/code,, its a bug that needs to be fixed upstream (and in that case I always need the output from http://people.freedesktop.org/~whot/evtest) I use output of ,code,evtest,/code, to write software test devices to simulate the hardware. the repository for that is at [[git://people.freedesktop.org/~whot/testdevices.git]], if the user can program, its quite simple to add new devices. (but of course, we should ask them first, and not push mere users to programming ...
Usually, transport reactions are added to genome-scale metabolic models (GSMMs) based on experimental data and literature. This approach does not allow associating specific genes with transport reactions, which impairs the ability of the model to predict effects of gene deletions. Novel methods for systematic genome-wide transporter functional annotation and their integration into GSMMs are therefore necessary. In this work, an automatic system to detect and classify all potential membrane transport proteins for a given genome and integrate the related reactions into GSMMs is proposed, based on the identification and classification of genes that encode transmembrane proteins. The Transport Reactions Annotation and Generation (TRIAGE) tool identifies the metabolites transported by each transmembrane protein and its transporter family. The localization of the carriers is also predicted and, consequently, their action is confined to a given membrane. The integration of the data provided by TRIAGE ...
In the current debate around healthcare utilization, some believe that patients who present to emergency departments (EDs) with nonurgent complaints might be
Objective : To provide guidelines for admission, discharge, and triage of adult patients to the intensive care unit ICU, based on expert opinion and the relevant literature. Data Sources : Publications relevant to the admission, discharge, and triage of patients to the ICU were obtained from the medical literature. Study Selection : Not...
The Triage Health Law Blog aims to foster a broader discussion about the rapidly evolving healthcare industry. Triage provides insightful commentary on a wide range of legal and policy issues impacting the health care sector, including the challenges and opportunities related to recent government action, privacy and cybersecurity concerns, litigation trends and developments, and other regulatory issues. READ MORE ...
Strong in Web Services architecture (REST/SOAP), triage of production issues as part of on-call support schedule with the help of logs, Agile, Devops & cloud Services knowledge, Strong in Java application triage. ...
The Triage Health Law Blog aims to foster a broader discussion about the rapidly evolving healthcare industry. Triage provides insightful commentary on a wide range of legal and policy issues impacting the health care sector, including the challenges and opportunities related to recent government action, privacy and cybersecurity concerns, litigation trends and developments, and other regulatory issues. READ MORE ...
Myocardial Perfusion Imaging for Evaluation and Triage of Patients with Suspected Acute Cardiac Ischemia: A Randomized Controlled Trial. - Myocardial Perfusion Imaging for Evaluation and Triage of Patients with Suspected Acute Cardiac Ischemia: A Randomized Controlled Trial ...
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Emergency triage Assessment and treatment (ETAT) course was developed by WHO in 1999 as part of its Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses program for improving outcomes for children. It has been devised as a hospital based system for health services of limited resource settings.. This study took ETAT and introduced into the primary care setting, making it a self-sustaining locally led course in a district within Guatamala. The course comprised 5 modules that cover Triage, Airway/breathing, Circulation, Coma/convulsions and Dehydration which took 16 hours in total. Two courses were delivered in October 2012, and subsequently candidates were asked to undergo a written test and a survey about their confidence prior to the course and immediately thereafter, and then again at 3 months, 6 months and 12 months after the course. They were asked to take part also in a clinical skills assessment. During this time, a quality improvement program was established to identify and remedy problems that ...