Emergency department (ED) triage is used to identify patients' level of urgency and treat them

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Emergency department (ED) triage is used to identify patients' level of urgency and treat them based on their triage level. The global advancement of triage scales in the past two decades has generated considerable research on the validity and reliability of these scales. This systematic review aims to investigate the scientific evidence for published ED triage scales. The following questions are addressed: 1. Does assessment of individual vital signs or chief complaints affects mortality during the hospital stay or within 30 days after arrival at the ED? 2. What is the level of agreement between clinicians' triage decisions compared to each other or to a gold standard for each scale (reliability)? 3. How valid is each triage scale in…show more content…
Three important concepts are included in the design of the scale: 1. Utility 2.Relevance and 3. Validity. The Canadian Triage and acuity scale (CTAS) is based on establishing a relationship between a group sentinel events. It is a patient access to appropriate care, not simply physician assessment, the time from triage to see a physician is not a strict requirement and may change based on the introduction of delegated patient care plans or verbal review with physician. The Canadian Triage has five categories (resuscitation, emergent, urgent, less urgent, and non urgent). It provides clinically relevant stratification of patients into five groups from least to most urgent based on patient acuity and resource needs. The triage nurse has the responsibility to assess the patient on the priority treatment need, will categorize patient based on the level of priority/urgency and determine the most appropriate treatment area of care. Triage nurse will provide continued assessment and reassessment of arriving and waiting patients. Triage nurse will also use a TRAIGE FORM during his/her assessment and fill all the required information stated in the form. Triage is a term referring to the process of assessing the medical needs of a new patient. During triage, a patient’s needs and concern are evaluated and patients are prioritized based on the severity of their need of treatment. The Registered Nurse (Triage Nurse) will

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