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, 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:||© 2003 Hegney, Wollaston A, Fahey, McKay, Miller, Wollaston, J. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying recording or otherwise without prior permission of copyright owner.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||triage, TATTT, triage tool, ATS, Australian Triage Scale|
|Subjects:||320000 Medical and Health Sciences > 321100 Nursing > 321103 Clinical Nursing - Secondary (Acute Care)
320000 Medical and Health Sciences > 321100 Nursing
|Depositing User:||Ms Annette Nanka|
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2007 00:49|
|Last Modified:||22 Oct 2013 05:14|
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