Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[The specialities and competencies of nurse-level triage in paediatric emergency care ]

NAGY Gábor, PÁPAI Tibor

APRIL 30, 2012

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2012;25(02)

[A part of the emergency patient care system is paediatric emergency care, the organisation and management of which must take place in accordance with the same guiding principles and consensuses as adult emergency care. Owing to the special requirements stemming from the children’s age, anatomy and physiology, the assessment, categorisation, diagnostics, therapeutic interventions and implementation of the nursing process require special knowledge, skills and competencies in comparison to adult emergency care. The paper describes the process of patient admission and triage in intra-hospital paediatric emergency care in Hungary, with regard to the related nursing competencies. ]

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