Improving Triage Accuracy: A Staff Development Approach.

@article{Brosinski2017ImprovingTA,
  title={Improving Triage Accuracy: A Staff Development Approach.},
  author={Carmen M Brosinski and Autumn J Riddell and Sherwin Valdez},
  journal={Clinical nurse specialist CNS},
  year={2017},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={
          145-148
        }
}
PURPOSE The purpose of the process improvement initiative was to improve the percentage of undertriaged patients to less than 10% (benchmark) using the Emergency Severity Index tool. Undertriaged patients have an increased potential for poor outcomes due to a lengthier waiting room stay, which results in delay of care. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT An evidence-based project designed for staff development was conducted for a 7-month period. Project procedures consisted of triage chart reviews for… CONTINUE READING
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