EFFICACY OF TRIAGE BY PARAMEDICS: A REAL-TIME COMPARISON STUDY


KAHVECİ F. O. , DEMİRCAN A., KELEŞ A., BİLDİK F., AYGENCEL BIKMAZ Ş. G.

JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY NURSING, vol.38, no.4, pp.344-349, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jen.2011.03.004
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY NURSING
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.344-349
  • Keywords: Australian Triage Scale, Paramedic triage, Emergency service, EMERGENCY-DEPARTMENT TRIAGE, NURSES
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objectives: Triage has evolved as an effective method of separating patients who require immediate medical attention from patients with non-urgent problems. The aim of this study was to assess the agreement between paramedics and emergency residents about triage decisions using the 3-level triage (3L) system and the 5-level (5L) Australian triage scale in real time.