The development of an obstetric triage acuity tool.

  title={The development of an obstetric triage acuity tool.},
  author={Kathleen S Paisley and Ruth C Wallace and Patricia G DuRant},
  journal={MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing},
  volume={36 5},
The purpose of this article is to describe the journey a multicampus hospital system took to improve the obstetric triage process. A review of literature revealed no current comprehensive obstetric acuity tool, and thus our team developed a tool with a patient flow process, revised and updated triage nurse competencies, and then educated the nurses about the new tool and process. Data were collected to assess the functionality of the new process in assigning acuity upon patient arrival… CONTINUE READING