Emergency department triage: is there a link between nurses' personal characteristics and accuracy in triage decisions?

@article{Gransson2006EmergencyDT,
  title={Emergency department triage: is there a link between nurses' personal characteristics and accuracy in triage decisions?},
  author={Katarina E. G{\"o}ransson and Anna Ehrenberg and Bertil Marklund and Margareta Ehnfors},
  journal={Accident and emergency nursing},
  year={2006},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={83-8}
}
INTRODUCTION A common task of registered nurses is to perform emergency department triage, often using an especially designed triage scale in their assessment. However, little information is available about the factors that promote the quality of these decisions. This study investigated personal characteristics of registered nurses and the accuracy in their acuity ratings of patient scenarios. METHODS Using the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS), 423 registered nurses from 48 (62… CONTINUE READING