Provider in triage: is this a place for nurse practitioners?

  title={Provider in triage: is this a place for nurse practitioners?},
  author={Diana Bahena and Colleen Andreoni},
  journal={Advanced emergency nursing journal},
  volume={35 4},
The role of nurse practitioners (NPs) in emergency care continues to evolve. A new and exciting role is the provider-in-triage (PIT) role. This innovative role has been implemented in many emergency departments (EDs) across the country. It was developed primarily as a front-end strategy to improve throughput of patients receiving emergency care. The PIT process uses a provider, physician, NP, or physician assistant in the triage area. Patient satisfaction, quality measures, and financial… CONTINUE READING