Triage in the emergency department--a qualitative study of the factors which nurses consider when making decisions.

@article{Andersson2006TriageIT,
  title={Triage in the emergency department--a qualitative study of the factors which nurses consider when making decisions.},
  author={Aino Andersson and Monica Omberg and Marianne Svedlund},
  journal={Nursing in critical care},
  year={2006},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={
          136-45
        }
}
Triage, as a concept, is relatively new in Sweden and means 'sorting'. The triage process was developed to grade patients who needed immediate care. Triage is currently important for the emergency treatment system, and nurses are expected to work with it professionally. The aim of this study is to describe how nurses implement triage when patients arrive at the emergency department of a county hospital, situated in a rural area of Sweden, as well as to highlight the factors considered when… CONTINUE READING
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