Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[The process of patient admission and triage, and nursing competencies in the Emergency department ]

PÁPAI Tibor

APRIL 30, 2012

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2012;25(01)

[A key factor in the successful and efficient operation of any emergency department is the rapid and precise classification of patients, following a preliminary examination, for the purpose of determining the order in which to provide treatment. A prerequisite for applying this procedure is the satisfactory regulation of the process, which also involves the appropriate management of human resources, the provision of training, the clear definition of competencies, and management of patient careers. The author introduces the triage process suitable for application at emergency wards in Hungary, through adaptation of the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale. ]

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