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.

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

Telephone Triage and Advice
Author: ALSG
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118369386
Category: Medical
Page: 176
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Piloted by the North Western Ambulance Service, Emergency Triage: Telephone Triage and Advice complements the highly successful Emergency Triage based on the Manchester Triage System (MTS), which is used in hospitals worldwide, and acknowledged as an effective form of prioritisation. It provides the necessary information that telephone triage staff must have to hand - including questionnaires and advice to patients who do not need to go into hospital. This new book will complement Emergency Triage and the forthcoming Paediatric Emergency Triage, making a comprehensive series of books based on the MTS. Hospitals that are already using Emergency Triage will benefit from being linked with a telephone triage system that follows the same protocols.

Obstetric Triage and Emergency Care Protocols, Second Edition


Author: Diane J. Angelini, EdD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN,Donna LaFontaine, MD, FACOG
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826133932
Category: Medical
Page: 432
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First Edition Named a 2013 Doody’s Core Title! First Edition Second Place AJN Book-of-the-Year Award Winner in Maternal and Child Health! With more women than ever seeking obstetric triage and emergency services in obstetric triage units, obstetric providers need to be aware of triage assessment and evaluation protocols. This prize-winning pocket guide, containing management guidelines for obstetric triage/emergency settings, delivers critical information on obstetrics, midwifery, emergency, and family care for both students and seasoned clinicians. As with the first edition, all of the newly revised chapters take a strong collaborative and interprofessional approach to clinical conditions in the obstetric triage setting. With specific clinical protocols for more than 30 clinical situations, this fully updated second edition includes two completely new chapters on sepsis in pregnancy and triage acuity tools, along with updated guidelines for hypertension, sepsis, and postpartum complications. Each protocol comprises presenting symptomatology, patient history and data collection, physical exam findings, laboratory and imaging studies, differential diagnosis, and clinical management protocol/follow up. Plentiful figures and images, reference tables and standardized forms for reference and usage, algorithms, and clinical pathways illustrate chapter content. Esteemed contributors include midwives, nurse practitioners, obstetricians, gynecologists, and maternal fetal medicine faculty who evaluate nearly 30,000 OB visits per year. New to the Second Edition: New chapters on sepsis in pregnancy and triage acuity tools Key updates on ectopic pregnancy, nausea and hyperemesis in pregnancy, severe preeclampsia, sexually transmitted and other infections, substance abuse, and psychiatric disorders in pregnancy Expanded information on periviable obstetric management Information on Zika and Ebola Clinical callouts in each chapter highlighting key points Enhanced narrative protocols Key Features: Provides interprofessional triage protocol guidance for ED and OB triage settings Delivers protocols and guidelines for over 30 emergent care situations Includes plentiful diagnostic and imaging guidelines with accompanying figures Formatted consistently for quick access Offers algorithms, protocols, diagnostic imaging, and best evidence for each condition

Rapid Access Guide for Triage and Emergency Nurses

Chief Complaints with High Risk Presentations
Author: Lynn Sayre Visser, MSN, BS, RN, CEN, CPEN, CLNC,Anna Sivo Montejano, DNP, MSNEd, RN, CEN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826196373
Category: Medical
Page: 230
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From the award-winning authors of Fast Facts for the Triage Nurse! The vital information you need to quickly identify acutely ill or injured patients. Rapid Access Guide for Triage and Emergency Nurses: Chief Complaints With High-Risk Presentations is the first pocket-sized clinical manual focusing on patient-driven chief complaints. Designed to assist in rapidly recognizing potential life-threatening or life-altering conditions, this guide can be used in a variety of healthcare settings. Content covers each body system and its most common chief complaints along with first-line questions, assessments, and interventions to prompt the user. Red flag findings, easily identified by the flag icon, denote critical signs and symptoms, while a light bulb icon helps the user locate key tips. The guide includes evidence-based practice guidelines, reference tables, and checklists for at-a-glance retrieval of information. Most chapters contain space for taking notes, inscribing important phone numbers, or pasting facility specific policies and procedures. Key Features: Common chief complaints with essential tips Unique patient presentations Triage processes, clinical red flags, screening tools Pediatric and older adult considerations Disaster response Active shooter or violent situation action steps

Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment (ETAT)

Package: Manual of Participants and Facilitator Guide
Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241546883
Category: Medical
Page: 164
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Deaths in hospital often occur within 24 hours of admission. Many of these deaths could be prevented if very sick children are identified soon after their arrival in the health facility and treatment is started immediately. Therefore, a process of rapid triage for all children presenting to hospital needs to be put in place to determine whether any emergency or priority signs are present. This 3 1/2-day training course builds on the WHO Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment (ETAT) guidelines as contained in the Pocket book of hospital care for children . It provides participants with the reading materials to prepare themselves for the modules taught in the course. Guidance on how to conduct the training is contained in the parallel facilitator's guide. This training course can be included in a quality improvement process, which targets the whole hospital or it can start such a process.

Quick Reference to Triage


Author: Valerie G. A. Grossman
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781740227
Category: Medical
Page: 294
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This user-friendly, quick-access manual provides full-range coverage of the triage process in emergency care, from fundamental clinical guidance concerning patient assessment and treatment through the leadership skills and organizational skill building required by senior staff and emergency department management personnel. This second edition offers updated features from the first edition, such as alphabetized listings of patient complaints, emergency alerts to help nurses recognize serious conditions quickly, “Pearls of Triage Wisdom” with timely clinical tips, and cross-cultural considerations. This edition also includes specific prioritizations for each triage guideline. A brand-new examination that will enable purchasers to receive continuing education credit is included. A Brandon-Hill Recommended Title.

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

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.

Emergency Nursing

5-tier Triage Protocols
Author: Julie K. Briggs,Valerie G. A. Grossman
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781582553719
Category: Medical
Page: 258
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"Using the 5-tier triage acuity system endorsed by the Emergency Nurses Association and the American College of Emergency Physicians, this brand new handbook delivers quick access to triage protocols for the most common complaints seen in emergency care settings. The 5-tier triage acuity system assigns five acuity levels based on severity and need for intervention to ensure better accuracy and consistency among staff and greatly reduce the risks involved with triage. This cutting-edge system is rapidly becoming the international standard for assessing patients face-to-face in emergency and urgent care clinical units."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

Triage Nursing Secrets


Author: Polly Gerber Zimmermann,Robert D. Herr
Publisher: Mosby
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 724
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Part of the Nursing Secrets Series ® and written in a question & answer format, Triage Nursing Secrets begins with an overview of triage nursing and moves to a significant section on symptoms and a final section on issues and competencies. This practical resource is a collection of pearls of wisdom and tricks of the trade to aid effective nurse triage decisions. Content includes guiding principles, objective criteria, mnemonics/memory aids, discriminators, determinants from standardized triage systems and differences between the typical presentation of men vs. women in various conditions including stroke, chest pain, and domestic violence. Written by experts in the field of triage nursing for the most authoritative information. Key Points boxes emphasize the most important material in each chapter. Internet Resources in appropriate chapters provide sources for further studying and reference. Mnemonics/memory aids help readers remember important concepts. "Top Secrets" of triage nursing are included in the front matter for quick reference. Topical chapters are included on disaster and terrorism issues, as well as the always-changing regulatory issues in triage nursing. Engaging, straightforward Question-and-Answer format makes it easy to look up needed facts and information in any setting. Visually appealing two-color design makes material accessible and reader-friendly.

Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children

Guidelines for the Management of Common Illnesses with Limited Resources
Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.
ISBN: 9789241546706
Category: Medical
Page: 378
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This pocket book contains up-to-date clinical guidelines, based on available published evidence by subject experts, for both inpatient and outpatient care in small hospitals where basic laboratory facilities and essential drugs and inexpensive medicines are available. It is for use by doctors, senior nurses and other senior health workers who are responsible for the care of young children at the first referral level in developing countries. In some settings, these guidelines can be used in the larger health centres where a small number of sick children can be admitted for inpatient care.

Telephone Triage for Obstetrics & Gynecology


Author: Vicki Long,Patricia McMullen
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 149636239X
Category: Medical
Page: 448
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Provide top-level obstetrics and gynecology telephone triage that is safe, efficient, and effective, with Telephone Triage for Obstetrics & Gynecology, 3rd Edition. This at-your-fingertips guide offers a wide range of current, evidence-based protocols, backed by proven patient-questioning techniques, quick-reference charts, and real-life patient scenarios. Adaptable to private practice, hospital, clinic, or call center, this invaluable guide will help ensure that your telephone triage standards stay high, while your practice serves individual patient situations with empathy and accuracy, right from the start. Be expertly guided through the telephone triage rigors of data-gathering, protocols, and patient education, with these vital features: NEW chapter on incorporating internet research into advice on specific protoc NEW and expanded protocols that offer updated content on preconceptual screening, infectious disease impacts on pregnancy, infertility management, and emergency contraception Quick-reference sections that arrange protocols alphabetically for fast locating Easy-to-follow, data-gathering, flowchart format that helps you quickly determine the nature and urgency of the caller’s problem, and choose the appropriate intervention Easy-to-explain patient-education sections after each protocol Basic Triage Assessment Forms that address specific problems and require vital patient data Guidance on developing “telephone charisma” and the power of sympathetic listening Effective patient questioning techniques—pertinent questions to ask, types of questions, time management, getting clarification Real-life call scenarios that point out problems with not listening fully to the patient, skipping relevant questions, or exerting judgments Covers telephone triage basics, including logistical and legal considerations, assessments, telephone communication basics and challenges, and more Offers obstetric protocols, including overviews of preconceptual and infertility, early management of unintended pregnancy, fetal prenatal screening, early pregnancy evaluation and surveillance, and more Offers gynecologic protocols, including overviews of abnormal bleeding and spotting, amenorrhea, barrier contraceptives, breast complaints, emergency contraception, injectable contraceptives, intrauterine contraception, menopausal concerns, and more Vital guidance for all gynecologic nurses, obstetric nurses, certified nurse midwives, OB/GYN nurse practitioners, all triage nurses, and health professionals at call centers

Sheehy’s Manual of Emergency Care


Author: ENA
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323171109
Category: Medical
Page: 656
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Thoroughly revised and featuring a more efficient and streamlined design, the new 7th edition of Sheehy's trusted emergency care resource offers complete, up-to-date coverage of the essentials emergency nurses need to know. Each condition commonly seen in the emergency setting is thoroughly addressed, from signs and symptoms, to diagnosis, treatment, developmental considerations, patient education, and more. Updated material and easy-to-reference contents make this resource a must-have for current practice. Comprehensive content presents thorough discussion of signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, age/developmental considerations, and patient/family education for each condition. Authorship from the Emergency Nurses Association ensures this book contains the best practices in emergency nursing. Quick-reference format uses a consistent layout to help you find information quickly and easily. NEW! 2-column format features new Tricks of the Trade boxes to give you a professional's perspective on common issues in emergency nursing. NEW! Fully revised content from the ENA and a broad panel of expert contributors includes up-to-date, practical information on topics such as critical care in the ED, time management, the morbidly obese patient, electronic medical records, disaster nursing, forensic nursing, and workplace violence.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine


Author: Jill M. Baren
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1416000879
Category: Medical
Page: 1320
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This authoritative reference equips you with the essential knowledge to provide comprehensive and effective care to children in an emergency setting. From age-specific diagnoses and chief complaints through developmental considerations and psychosocial issues, this text guides you through the full range of medical and surgical conditions commonly encountered when treating pediatric emergencies. The use of full color throughout, diagnostic algorithms, text boxes, charts, clinical pearls and pitfalls, and other visual features ensure the book will make crucial clinical information easy to find and apply. Tap into expert guidance on all aspects of pediatric emergency medicine, from the physical exam and usual and unusual presentations through to disposition criteria and transfer issues. Access step-by-step guidance on administering critical life support interventions and providing effective diagnostic and therapeutic ambulatory care. Quickly review specific treatment protocols for various emergency settings, including general emergency departments, community hospitals, tertiary care centers, EMS and transport, and triage. Find information fast with or without a known diagnosis, with content organized both by chief complaints and by specific diagnoses. Better understand how problems present differently in infants, children, and adolescents with age-specific diagnoses. Identify and manage the psychosocial issues surrounding pediatric patients, including major depression and suicidality, sexual and physical abuse, child neglect, and violence. Easily absorb key information with the aid of text boxes, algorithms, clinical pearls, and pitfalls. Retrieve information easily with a consistent templated format.

Kirk & Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment - E-Book


Author: Richard B. Ford,Elisa Mazzaferro
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437707998
Category: Medical
Page: 784
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Provide expert care for cats and dogs! Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment, 9th Edition covers not only the management of emergency conditions, but also strategies for dealing with hundreds of routine diagnostic and treatment challenges in small animals. Its user-friendly format provides instant access to vital information -- making it an ideal resource in emergency situations -- and it is conveniently organized by both body systems and presenting signs to help you easily reach a diagnosis and determine a treatment plan for all clinical situations. Written by veterinary experts Richard Ford and Elisa Mazzaferro, Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment provides current guidelines for small animal emergency care and the diagnostic procedures most commonly performed in a busy, team-oriented practice. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations are provided for all major emergency and non-emergency clinical procedures. A logical, easy-to-use format lists all emergency conditions in alphabetical order, and includes quick reference boxes calling out key information such as clinical tips and cautions. Clear, concise guidelines help you evaluate clinical signs and laboratory test data. Clinical algorithms make it easier to identify and treat abnormalities. Guidelines for assessment and treatment include practical advice and solutions, how to examine the small animal patient using a body systems and problem list approach, and a review of basic diagnostic procedures used in daily practice. Coverage of toxicological emergencies describes how to manage exposures and poisonings. A quick reference guide to the management of the emergency patient is conveniently located on the inside cover. A comprehensive drug formulary makes lookup easy, and includes proprietary names, actions/use of each drug, formulations, recommended dosages, and special precautions, with emergency medications highlighted for fast reference This all-in-one reference includes practical coverage of emergency procedures, physical assessment in sickness and health, routine and advanced testing procedures, diagnostic tests sampling, preparation, procedures, and interpretation. Quick Reference boxes include potential causes of each clinical abnormality and associated signs, step-by-step diagnostic plans, and clinical algorithms. The latest vaccination guidelines include protocols for dogs and cats at low, medium, and high risk of exposure to infectious diseases. Updated coverage keeps you current with the latest on pain assessment, prevention, and treatment.

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)