Tag: triage

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When we talk about triage, we could mean several things. We might mean the triage of patients arriving in the ED to assign clinical priority (because not everyone can be seen instantly); we might mean the triage of patients in a major incident or battlefield scenario; or we could mean the triage of patients to an appropriate level of care within the hospital. (E.g. Critical... Read More | Comment
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The primary objective was to estimate the incidence of patients in the Central Denmark Region triaged to bypass the local emergency department without being part of a predefined fast-track protocol. The secondary objective was to describe these triage decisions in more detail with regard to the most common diagnoses, incidence of direct referral sorted by the prehospital critical care team (PHCCT) and the destination hospital.... Read More | Comment
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A new study has validated potential biomarkers for a sepsis-triage model to distinguish sepsis patients requiring care in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) from sepsis identified in the pediatric emergency department (PED) that does not require ICU admission. The study, led by Beata Mickiewicz and colleagues from the University of Calgary and University of Alberta, took serum and plasma samples from children aged 1-23... Read More | Comment
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When a mass casualty incident occurs, emergency physicians are quickly thrust onto the front lines. That is precisely what happened on October 1st at Sunrise Emergency Department in Las Vegas the night Stephen Paddock opened fire on a music concert, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500. This article, the first in a series on mass casualty incident (MCI) strategies, takes lessons learned from... Read More | Comment
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Life expectancy is increasing in industrialized countries. It is forecast that in the European Union 24.4 million people will be older than 85 years in 2040, more than doubling from the 10.4 million seen in 2010. In parallel, the rates admission of very elderly patients to intensive care units (ICU) have increased, currently corresponding to 15% of all ICU admissions. Given limitations in ICU bed... Read More | Comment
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Critically injured patients presenting to nontrauma hospitals require timely transfer to trauma centers; however, the transfer process varies and differences in outcomes for patients from trauma centers are unknown. We evaluated regional trauma outcomes after the local Emergency Medicine System implementation of policies that allow the expedited transfer of critically injured trauma patients or "rapid retriage" from nontrauma hospitals to trauma centers. Read More | Comment
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Medicine is the most emotional profession. This story proves it. There you are in your father’s arms. He is practically running to keep up with the triage nurse. The nurse is walking quickly toward the room that we leave open for true emergencies and the sickest patients. Your father’s eyes are full of fear, and the nurse’s tone is worrisome. Read More | Comment