Hegney, Desley and Wollaston, Anthony and Fahey, Paul and McKay, Michelle and Miller, Peter and Wollaston, James (2003) The Toowoomba adult trauma triage tool. Project Report. University of Southern Queensland, Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, Toowoomba, Australia.
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Since the introduction of the Australasian Triage Scale (ATS) there has been considerable variation in its application. Improved uniformity in the application of the ATS by triage nurses is required. A reproducible, reliable and valid method to classify the illness acuity of Emergency Department patients so that a triage category 3 by one nurse means the same as a triage category 3 by another, not only in the same ED but also in another institution would be of considerable value to emergency nurses. This has been the driving motivation behind developing the Toowoomba Adult Trauma Triage Tool (TATTT). It is hoped the TATTT will support emergency nurses working in this challenging area by promoting standardisation and decreasing subjectivity in the triage decision process.
|Item Type:||Report (Project Report)|
|Additional Information:||USQ publication.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||triage, TATTT, triage tool, ATS, Australian Triage Scale|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)|
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111711 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
|Subjects:||320000 Medical and Health Sciences > 321100 Nursing > 321103 Clinical Nursing - Secondary (Acute Care)|
320000 Medical and Health Sciences > 321100 Nursing
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Deposited On:||11 Oct 2007 10:49|
|Last Modified:||15 Nov 2012 17:48|
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