Why we do the things we do: applying clinical decision-making frameworks to triage practice.

@article{Gerdtz1999WhyWD,
  title={Why we do the things we do: applying clinical decision-making frameworks to triage practice.},
  author={Marie Gerdtz and Tracey K Bucknall},
  journal={Accident and emergency nursing},
  year={1999},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={50-7}
}
This paper discusses major themes presented in the published literature concerning clinical decision making and links these to the practice of emergency department nurse triage. Themes discussed include: approaches to decision research in nursing and medicine; decision autonomy in nursing practice and clinical decision making under conditions of uncertainty. Some assumptions underpinning clinical decision-making frameworks are explored and the use of triage scales, algorithms and intuitive… CONTINUE READING