Emergency Triage

Telephone Triage and Advice
Author: Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118369424
Category: Medical
Page: 176
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Emergency Triage: Telephone Triage and Advice complements the highly successful Emergency Triage. The algorithms are rooted in the Manchester Triage System (MTS), which is used in hospitals around the world and which is acknowledged as an effective means of clinical prioritisation. This telephone iteration of a triage system which prioritises millions of patients each year provides a robust, safe, evidence-based system for managing the clinical risk in patients who are at a distance from health care providers. The basic principles that drive the MTS remain, but this book addresses the specific difficulties of assessment by telephone. The possible triage outcomes are "face-to-face now", "face-to-face soon" and "face-to-face later" together with a self-care option. Information and advice is suggested at every level. The advice ranges from life-saving interventions, which can be carried out until health care arrives, to self-care instructions. Emergency Triage: Telephone Triage and Advice provides all the necessary information that telephone triage staff must have to hand as well as including examples of questions to be asked. It will be a valuable resource for staff working in emergency departments, health centres and telephone triage organisations. Furthermore hospitals that are already using Emergency Triage will benefit from being linked with a telephone triage system that follows the same protocols.

Emergency Triage


Author: Machester Triage Group
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470757280
Category: Medical
Page: 192
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The Manchester Triage System (MTS) is the most widely used triage system in the UK, Europe and Australia, with tens of millions of patients being processed through hospital emergency departments. Emergency Triage is the core text for the MTS which utilises a risk averse system of prioritisation for patients in all unscheduled care settings, and as such it is an essential text for all emergency department staff using the MTS, in particular triage nurses themselves. The second edition has been revised throughout and takes in the changes in practice introduced into MTS since the book was first published. These include: Redesigned and expanded flow charts Additional charts for allergy and palpitations New practices - such as the possibility of revascularisation for patients with stroke New discriminators, for example acute neurological deficit and significant respiratory history Redefinition of existing discriminators Also new to this edition is the incorporation of sections on the use of the risk averse system in telephone triage, in settings where ‘streaming’ takes place and as an early warning score for patients in all unscheduled care settings. The tone of this edition reflects the more up to date, modified approach to triage while retaining the principles of clinical prioritisation, which in the authors’ words “remains a central plank of clinical risk management in emergency care”. Emergency Triage is an essential handbook for all clinicians involved in unscheduled care settings such as emergency care, walk in centres, minor injury units, primary care out of hours services.

Pre-Hospital Paediatric Life Support

The Practical Approach
Author: Advanced Life Support Group
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405144548
Category: Medical
Page: 240
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This practical book written especially for prehospital staff provides all the information needed to deal with children in life threatening situations before arriving at hospital. It is a complementary volume to the best-selling Advanced Paediatric Life Support

Emergency Triage

Manchester Triage Group
Author: Kevin Mackway-Jones,Janet Marsden,Jill Windle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118299051
Category: Medical
Page: 208
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The Manchester Triage System (MTS) is the most widely used triage system in the UK, Europe and Australia, with tens of millions of patients being processed through hospital emergency departments. It is also used in hospitals throughout Brazil. Emergency Triage is the core text for the MTS, which utilises a risk averse system of prioritisation for patients in all unscheduled care settings. As such, it is an essential text for all emergency department staff using the MTS, in particular triage nurses. The book is both a training tool and a reference for daily use in the Emergency Department and prehospital settings. This edition features revised protocols that reflect new approaches to prioritisation, with accompanying revised flowcharts - the core part of the book. Table of Contents Presentation flow charts index 1: Introduction 2: The decision-making process and triage 3: The triage method 4: Pain assessment as part of the triage process 5: Patient management, triage and the triage nurse 6: Auditing the triage process 7: Telephone triage 8: Beyond prioritisation to other applications

Emergency Triage


Author: Advanced Life Support Group
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111829906X
Category: Medical
Page: 204
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The Manchester Triage System (MTS) is the most widely used triage system in the UK, Europe and Australia, with tens of millions of patients being processed through hospital emergency departments. It is also used in hospitals throughout Brazil. Emergency Triage is the core text for the MTS, which utilises a risk averse system of prioritisation for patients in all unscheduled care settings. As such, it is an essential text for all emergency department staff using the MTS, in particular triage nurses. The book is both a training tool and a reference for daily use in the Emergency Department and prehospital settings. This edition features revised protocols that reflect new approaches to prioritisation, with accompanying revised flowcharts - the core part of the book. Table of Contents Presentation flow charts index 1: Introduction 2: The decision-making process and triage 3: The triage method 4: Pain assessment as part of the triage process 5: Patient management, triage and the triage nurse 6: Auditing the triage process 7: Telephone triage 8: Beyond prioritisation to other applications

Advanced Paediatric Life Support

A Practical Approach to Emergencies
Author: Advanced Life Support Group
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118947649
Category: Medical
Page: 384
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Major Incident Medical Management and Support

The Practical Approach in the Hospital
Author: Advanced Life Support Group
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111869354X
Category: Medical
Page: 176
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This is the course book for a new ALSG course on preparation for and medical management of major incidents within the hospital. It will be a companion volume to MIMMS, which deals with the prehospital situation, and will meet an ever increasing need as natural and other disasters affect hospital staff and administrators. The course aims to provide a systematic approach for all personnel who would be involved in managing a major incident in the hospital. This title is now available for the PDA, powered by Skyscape - to buy your copy Click here

Major Incident Medical Management and Support

The Practical Approach at the Scene
Author: Advanced Life Support Group
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405187573
Category: Medical
Page: 181
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Major Incident Medical Management and Support (MIMMS) is the coursebook for the Advanced Life Support Group’s internationally taught training for health care professionals responding to major incidents. The practical approach employed in MIMMS has proved an invaluable aid to both civilian and military doctors, nurses and paramedics working in disaster management worldwide. The third edition has been fully revised to make MIMMS appropriate for the 21st century, with greater emphasis on human factors, a more structured approach to medical management, and new chapters on: Hazardous materials Incidents involving large numbers of children Management of a major incident with multiple burn casualties Mass gatherings Natural disasters There are also revised appendices covering responsibility for the dead, radio use, and voice procedures, and what to do beyond the immediate situation. Covering all eventualities in medical management during major incidents, MIMMS provides a comprehensive and practical guide for all who are involved in this aspect of emergency medicine.

Telephone Triage Protocols for Nursing


Author: Julie Briggs
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1496320751
Category: Medical
Page: 624
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Performing telephone triage requires the ability to make quick and effective decisions based on limited information. This rapid-access resource delivers more than 200 triage protocols for evaluating patients' symptoms over the telephone. Each symptom entry lists questions, grouped by urgency level, to determine whether the caller should seek emergency care immediately, seek medical care the same day, call back for appointment, or follow home care instructions. Detailed home care instructions are then provided. Simple, direct, and useful, this is the most comprehensive and user-friendly telephone triage book available.

Pre-Hospital Paediatric Life Support

The Practical Approach
Author: Alsg,Advanced Life Support Group
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118339762
Category: Medical
Page: 232
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Complemented by: Advanced paediatric life support / Advanced Life Support Group; edited by Martin Samuels, Sue Wieteska. Sixth edition. 2016.

Acute Medical Emergencies

The Practical Approach
Author: Advanced Life Support Group
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 144432022X
Category: Medical
Page: 536
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Acute Medical Emergencies is based on the popular Advanced Life Support Group course MedicALS (Medical Advanced Life Support) and is an invaluable resource for all doctors dealing with medical emergencies. This comprehensive guide deals with the medical aspects of diagnosis and treatment of acute emergencies. Its structured approach teaches the novice how to assess and recognise a patient in an acute condition, and how to interpret vital symptoms such as breathlessness and chest or abdominal pain. There are separate sections on interpretation of investigations, and procedures for managing the emergency. It covers procedures for acute emergencies occurring anywhere - on hospital wards or beyond. The clarity of the text, including simple line illustrations, ensure its tried and tested procedures provide clear, concise advice on recognition and management of medical emergencies.

Managing Obstetric Emergencies and Trauma

The MOET Course Manual
Author: Sara Paterson-Brown,Charlotte Howell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316677680
Category: Medical
Page: N.A
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Obstetric emergencies are unplanned and often unanticipated. Management requires a clear understanding of the life-saving and damage-limiting treatments that can be implemented.

Advanced Paediatric Life Support

The Practical Approach
Author: N.A
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470672969
Category: Life support systems (Critical care)
Page: 400
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This international bestselling book on acute paediatric care is the coursebook for the Advanced Life Support Group?s Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS). It uses their practical approach, a tried and tested method of treating children during the crucial first few hours of a life threatening condition. This edition has been adapted specifically for use in Australia and New Zealand, with the latest procedures, medications and clinical best practice to match the guidelines of the Australia and New Zealand Resuscitation Councils. Advanced Paediatric Life Support is used in emergency and paediatric departments by physicians, nurses and allied health professionals, and its clear layout and straightforward style make it a highly practical tool both for training and in the event of an emergency. The fifth edition includes major new features bringing it right up to date, including: The latest International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) 2010 Guidelines A new and improved design including full colour photographs and diagrams Fully adapted for use in Australia and New Zealand New sections for Australasian-specific practice, including envenomation, burns, triage, neonatal resuscitation and formulary With this book at hand, paediatric and emergency staff can be confident in having comprehensive and authoritative guidance on the first principles of recognising life threatening conditions through to all the procedures necessary to save a child?s life.

Advanced Paediatric Life Support, Australia and New Zealand

A Practical Approach to Emergencies
Author: Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119385458
Category: Medical
Page: 384
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Advanced Paediatric Life Support is the internationally renowned manual on emergency paediatric care, written to support the course run by the Advanced Life Support Group. This edition has been adapted specifically for use in Australia and New Zealand, with the latest procedures, medications and clinical best practice to match the guidelines of the Australia and New Zealand Resuscitation Councils. Using their structured approach, a tried and tested practical method of treating children during the crucial first few hours of a life threatening illness or injury, Advanced Paediatric Life Support is used by doctors, nurses and allied health professionals dealing with emergencies in children. Its clear layout and straightforward style make it a highly practical tool both for training and in the event of an emergency. The sixth edition includes major new features bringing it right up to date, including: Fully adapted for use in Australia and New Zealand, with updates to chapters on shock, the choking child, basic life support and cardiac arrest The latest International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) 2015 Guidelines The latest consensus guidelines on paediatric trauma Enhanced discussions on the importance of human factors A new and improved design including full colour photographs and diagrams Free access to the Wiley E-Text With this book at hand, all those providing care during paediatric emergencies can be confident in having comprehensive and authoritative guidance on the recognition and management of life threatening conditions necessary to save a child's life.

Major Incident Medical Management and Support

The Practical Approach at the Scene (MIMMS)
Author: Advanced Life Support Group
Publisher: BMJ Books
ISBN: 9780727913913
Category: Medical
Page: 240
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This book is a simple and practical guide to managing one of the most challenging situations in medicine - that of a multiple casualty incident. The approach has been taught around the world since its introduction in 1994, and has become integrated into civilian and military medical practice. In this new international edition, common principles can be enhanced by users themselves in the local information boxes to make the text highly relevant to every reader.

Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics


Author: Kate Curtis,Clair Ramsden
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729579824
Category: Medical
Page: 1494
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Emergency and Trauma Care is written for Australian emergency care providers including paramedics, emergency nurses, pre-hospital care providers, nurse practitioners, general practice nurses and allied health practitioners including occupational therapists and physiotherapists who are caring for trauma patients. This book follows the patient journey from pre-hospital to definitive care. Using a body systems approach, each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of adult and paediatric emergencies. Implications for clinical practice is supported by chapters of professional practice, clinical skills, research, evidence-based practice, and legal, ethical and cultural issues. Clinical assessment, physiology, management and rationale for intervention of common and not so common emergency presentations are provided, with each chapter providing clear and relevant examples for both Paramedics and Nurses. Emergency and Trauma Care brings together a team of highly respected clinical practitioners and academics to deliver the most up-to-date text dealing with the practical procedures and evidence experienced by emergency and trauma care providers every day. Chapter 2 Pre-hospital care overview in Australia and NZ Chapter 10 Scene assessment, management and rescue Chapter 11 Pre-Hospital Clinical Reasoning, Triage and Communication Pre-hospital and emergency nursing considerations included in all relevant chapters Chapter 5 Cultural Considerations in Emergency Care addresses cultural diversity, beliefs and values and focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Maori health Chapter 19 Resuscitation includes advanced life support, airway management and incorporates the 2010 Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines Chapter 37 People with disabilities provides assessment, examination and communication strategies for working with clients with intellectual and physical disabilities Section 5 focuses on examination and communication strategies for working with unique population groups, including the elderly, disabled, obstetric and paediatric patients Section 6 details major trauma assessment and management, blast injury, and trauma to specific body regions Essentials outline the main points addressed in each chapter Practice tips assist with communication skills, procedures and assessment Case studies supported by questions throughout Summaries and Key points, review questions, web links and references provide for consolidation and further research. Evolve resources include Power point slides, 30 additional Case studies, image bank, web links Three paramedic specific chapters (including scene assessment and management)

Human Factors in the Health Care Setting

A Pocket Guide for Clinical Instructors
Author: Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118339703
Category: Education
Page: 116
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Human factors relates to the interaction of humans and technical systems. Human factors engineering analyzes tasks, considering the components in relation to a number of factors focusing particularly on human interactions and the interface between people working within systems. This book will help instructors teach the topic of human factors.

Hospital Emergency Response Teams

Triage for Optimal Disaster Response
Author: Jan Glarum,Don Birou,Ed Cetaruk
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780080964959
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Hospital Emergency Response Teams aims to provide authoritative training for hospital personnel in the emergency department, as well community-level medical service personnel, assisting them in times of disaster and emergency. Comprised of six chapters, the book covers various aspects of emergency response. Some of the aspects are the National Incident Management System (NIMS) implementation activities for hospitals and health care systems and the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) IV missions. The book also explains the implementation issues, requirements, and timelines in establishing an internal HICS IV program. It presents the assessment of likely mass casualty events and potential hospital impact. The book also features appendices for emergency response team checklists, PPE donning and doffing guide, ambulatory and non-ambulatory decontamination setup, ETA exercises, and ETA drills. The book is intended to provide understanding of emergency response to first emergency medicine professionals, first responders, security staff, community-level disaster planners, and public health and disaster management researchers. Common sense approach shows what really works, not what is theoretically achievable Forms, checklists, and guidelines can be used to develop concrete response plans, validate existing operations, or simply expand knowledge base The latest from OSHA, Joint Commission and NIMS (National Incident Management System) Cross-disciplinary author team ensures material is appropriate for all member of this important collaboration

Pre-hospital Obstetric Emergency Training


Author: Advanced Life Support Group
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444309812
Category: Medical
Page: 224
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The Pre-hospital Obstetric Emergency Training (POET) programme provides an introduction to the obstetric patient and the anatomical and physiological changes that occur during pregnancy (including interpretation of patient-held records and rapid assessment of the obstetric patient). It includes clear definitions and describes risk factors, diagnosis and pre-hospital management of significant problems that occur in both early and late pregnancy and the immediate postnatal period. These are all situations that the pre-hospital practitioner may attend. This text and the accompanying integrated on-line and ‘hands on’ course will help practitioners identify and manage a range of time-critical obstetric emergencies specifically in the pre-hospital setting, and provides a structured examination and assessment technique as an aid to determining what treatment should be provided before transport, as well as when and how urgently transport should be initiated. POET is of relevance to paramedics, ambulance staff, doctors, and nurses working in the emergency pre-hospital setting and to midwives facilitating home births. It will also be of considerable value to medical and nursing practitioners working in Emergency Departments and unscheduled care settings where immediate access to skilled obstetric assistance is not available.