Louise Leblanc

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The need for effective triage of the increasing number of patients presenting for emergency care was recognized in the early 1990s. Dr. Robert Beveridge led the development of a Canadian triage scale based on work done in Australia to create the Australasian National Triage Scale. The original Canadian Emergency Department Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS) was(More)
BACKGROUND The association between the functional decline occurring with bedrest and hospitalization in older persons is well-known. A long wait in the emergency department (ED), where patients can be bedridden, is a risk factor for the development of an immobilization syndrome (IS). IS is one of the unwanted consequences of inactivity, which causes(More)
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