Telephone Triage Protocols for Nursing

Author: Julie Briggs

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1496320751

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 1673

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.

Triage

A Novel

Author: Scott Anderson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684856530

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 5523

A powerful debut novel tells of a wartime photographer who plays an unfortunate role in the disappearance of a friend and colleague as they cover a third-world conflict together and his subsequent struggle to cope with his feelings guilt and grief upon returning to New York. Reprint.

Quick Reference to Triage

Author: Valerie G. A. Grossman

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781740227

Category: Medical

Page: 294

View: 4377

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.

Triage

Author: Jack Ketchum,Richard Laymon,Edward Lee

Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780843958232

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

View: 5740

Three masters of horror unite in this collection of interconnected novellas that each start with someone walking into a workplace with a gun, launching an odyssey into a nightmarish world of fear and madness. Original.

Emergency Triage

Manchester Triage Group

Author: Kevin Mackway-Jones,Janet Marsden,Jill Windle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118299051

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 3548

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

Triage Nursing Secrets

Author: Polly Gerber Zimmermann,Robert D. Herr

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 724

View: 2146

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.

Emergency Triage

Author: Machester Triage Group

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470757280

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 2529

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.

Telephone Triage for Obstetrics & Gynecology

Author: Vicki Long,Patricia McMullen

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 149636239X

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 5154

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

Triage Protocols for Aging Adults

Author: Julie K Briggs

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 149638945X

Category: Medical

Page: 436

View: 6738

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Provide optimal, evidence-based triage assessment, advice, and protocols, withTriage Protocols for Aging Adults. The 190 evidence-based protocols offered here address a wide range of symptoms, disorders, and emergencies affecting those 50 and older. Flip quickly to the right symptom and ask the questions listed there to determine whether the individual requires emergency, same-day, or home care. Whether you are in family practice or are a triage nurse working at a hospital, urgent care center, or insurance company, this is the go-to reference to keep by your side. Advance your evidence-based triage skills and protocols with: Easy-to-follow flowchart format that leads you from yes-or-no questions to assessment, recommendations, and clear instructions 190 protocols that cover the most common conditions faced by aging adults—all body systems, plus weakness, falls, loss of memory, poor appetite, medication interaction problems, and more Alpha-organized table of contents that helps you locate symptoms quickly Contents also organized by body system for quick-find protocols Protocols that have symptom-based titles and address issues affecting all body systems, such as abdominal pain and swelling, alcohol problems, allergic reactions, altered mental status, asthma, earache, elder abuse, joint pain/swelling, and more All protocols reviewed by a team of nursing experts Actioncolumn of each protocol that presents emergency actions first Coverage of the legal aspects of triage Tools and sample forms – telephone triage protocol form, triage documentation form, triage log, skills assessment, call documentation review, and teaching self-assessment guide Chapter features include: Key Questions – name, age, onset, medications, pain scale, associated symptoms, and history Other Protocols to Consider – lists related protocols and their page numbers Health Alert – additional information to consider when choosing a protocol, with additional resources listed Assessment Questions and Actions – with specific actions under each yes-or-no answer Home Care Instructions – detailed instructions sections that explain care to be given before emergency help arrives, while waiting for an appointment, or for ongoing home care Report the Following Problems to Your PCP/Clinic/ED – symptoms or conditions that should be reported to their usual healthcare provider Seek Emergency Care Immediately if Any of the Following Occur – symptoms or conditions that require emergency care Your book purchase includes a complimentary download of the enhanced eBook for iOSTM, AndroidTM, PC, and Mac. Take advantage of these practical features that will improve your eBook experience: The ability to download the eBook on multiple devices at one time—providing a seamless reading experience online or offline Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that allow you to search within this book, or across your entire library of VitalSource eBooks Multiple viewing options that enable you to scale images and text to any size without losing page clarity as well as responsive design The ability to highlight text and add notes with one click

Triage

Author: Cherie De Sues

Publisher: Noble Romance Publishing LL

ISBN: 1605921513

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 3406

Colonel Jake McCrea's mission is to get Dr. Jessie Stevens and her bioterrorism team in the air. The clock is ticking down to a thermal meltdown at the DEEP lab in Mexico. A terrorist group has attacked the facility and only Jessie knows the combination to the GP2 virus and vaccine.Jessie wanted the deadly level four virus to burn in the lab until she learned that GP2 may have been secretly cultivated in Florida. As tension flares into attraction with Jake, Jessie won't fall for another man in uniform, even if Jake is the bravest man she's ever met. Still, she's having a tough time concentrating on a killer virus, instead of Jake's killer smile.Jake doesn't want to take Jessie into a firefight, but she's the only survivor of the DEEP lab scientists with an immunity to GP2. He knows Jessie is stubborn and tough as nails, but can she pull the pin on a thermal device to destroy the virus? With his feelings getting in the way of his mission, could he allow Jessie to put her life in danger?

Triage

Author: Douglas A. Rund,Tondra S. Rausch

Publisher: C.V. Mosby

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 255

View: 4616

Triage

Author: William Walling

Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com

ISBN: 1589393414

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 2487

"Be fruitful," advises Judeo-Christian Scripture, “and multiply, and replenish the earth.’ Eight centuries BCE the global population was inferred to have been roughly five millions, soaring to between 50 and 60 millions when Julius Caesar fell, and escalating in the mid-17th century to about a half-billion. The significant benchmark of one billion reached circa 1804 doubled in 123 years to 2 billions in 1927, to 3 billions in 1960.Only 14 years later in 1974, 4 billions crowded the world, growing to 5 billions by 1987, 6 by 1999, and 7 billions in late 2011. Despite wars, famines, pestilence, climate change effects and a plethora of natural disasters, the relentless numbers keep marching upward at the alarming, exponential rate of three to five births per second, eleven to fifteen thousand per hour, hence global projections by the U.S. Census Bureau and United Nations will reach eight billions by 2027, and in a relatively short span approximately 9 billions by 2046. But what lies beyond the crucial nexus when our planet can no longer tolerate the succeeding multitudes? Learn the draconian population control tactic illustrated in TRIAGE, and pray that this fictional account never becomes a reality.

Pediatric Nurse Telephone Triage

A Companion to Pediatric Telephone Protocols

Author: Andrew R. Hertz,American Academy of Pediatrics

Publisher: Amer Academy of Pediatrics

ISBN: 9781581105308

Category: Medical

Page: 193

View: 7357

This new book is a companion to Pediatric Telephone Protocols: Office Version, and it can also stand alone as an independent resource. Pediatric Nurse Telephone Triage is a pediatric nurse triage tool that has 2 major objectives. the first objective is to teach nurses how to perform nurse telephone triage using standard triage guidelines. the second objective is to educate nurses to better understand the rationale behind the Barton D. Schmitt telephone triage guidelines. Tables, figures, and algorithms are used throughout the text to illustrate, organize, and explain how to do telephone tria

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

View: 8040

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.

Emergency Triage

Telephone Triage and Advice

Author: ALSG

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118369386

Category: Medical

Page: 176

View: 903

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.

Telephone Triage: Protocols for Adult Populations

Author: Sheila Wheeler

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071702555

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 7085

The Most Comprehensive and User-Friendly Adult Telephone Triage Protocols Available - From a Pioneer in the Field "This is a well thought out and organized tool for those involved in telephone advice and triage. It has many unique features not normally found in triage protocols, including research related to medical error, decision support, and critical thinking. The references are extensive. It is a necessary addition to the library of anyone involved in telephone triage and this update is an essential replacement for the previous protocols book. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service Written by Sheila Wheeler, one of the world's leading experts in telephone triage, this functional reference provides the guidelines nurses need for the safe, effective, and fast disposition of 1,000+ health related problems by telephone. Organized by anatomical site and written in lay language, Telephone Triage eliminates the extra step of translating home treatment, first aid, or self-assessment instructions when performing telephone triage with the layperson. The format incorporates a critical-thinking process that mimics how nurses naturally solve problems in real-world situations. This “4 in 1” package contains everything you need to implement a telephone triage program: Comprehensive training, protocols, standards and a CD with case studies for analysis and critique, plus an optional telehealth continuing education website. Features: Users Guide - complete with insightful FAQs Protocols - wide-range of common diseases including Women's Health Documentation Form - ensures proper procedure, documentation, and risk management Standards - Comprehensive practice standards for practitioners and programs CD-ROM - contains 10 case studies for discussion and analysis Continuing Education -An accompanying website to earn CE credit online, at www.teletriage.com Representing the latest research and standards in the field, Telephone Triage is the ultimate resource for the triage nurse.

Triage

Author: Margaret Mascarenhas

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9351160068

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

View: 1299

Savage. Searing. Compelling. Images and words that are like ice picks piercing the heart. Mascarenhas dazzles ... and hurts.- SHOBHAA DE In this evocative collection of poetry, flash memoir and sketches, Margaret Mascarenhas challenges still prevalent myths about romantic love, treating it as a medical emergency, whose obsessive nature transcends gender and sexual orientation. This is a body of work that also subtly conveys the intimate and visceral traffic between text and image and, in the process, asserts the curative and restorative powers of writing and art. 'Imperious, yet insistently vulnerable, Margaret Mascarenhas writes into the still unhealed wounds of loves past and present, exposing through her tightly knit, even queer, verse, the glorious vagaries of the human heart.' - Rosalyn D'Mello 'Give me bread and poetry, and make the poetry the rich, sensual, kingfisher-coloured poems that make up Margaret Mascarenhas' Triage. A wickedly intelligent, major voice in Indian writing, Mascarenhas will remind you that poems are as essential, and as satisfying, as fresh-baked bread.' - Nilanjana Roy

Psychiatric Triage and Screening: Trends, Parameters, and Limitations When Evaluating Patients in an Emergency Room Setting

Author: Malik Abdur-Razzaq

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 161233766X

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 3090

Numerous societal factors have given rise to acute psychiatric conditions in patients referred for mental health evaluation and treatment at a specified emergency room (ER). Some of these risk factors include homelessness, domestic violence, unemployment

Emergency Triage

Author: Machester Triage Group

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470757280

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 4177

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.