Nursing intuition as an assessment tool in predicting severity of injury in trauma patients.

@article{Cork2014NursingIA,
  title={Nursing intuition as an assessment tool in predicting severity of injury in trauma patients.},
  author={Lora L Cork},
  journal={Journal of trauma nursing : the official journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses},
  year={2014},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={244-52}
}
Emergency nurses assess patients using objective and subjective data. When the charge nurse takes report from a paramedic, another form of assessment occurs. By eliciting apt data and using trauma-scoring criteria, a decision to enact a "trauma code" occurs. Considering the cost and staff utilization, it is important for the charge nurse to make sound decisions when activating a trauma code. The objective of this study is to explore the validity of nurses' use of intuition in patients to… CONTINUE READING
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