Triage nurse perceptions of the use, reliability and acceptability of the Toowoomba Adult Triage Trauma Tool (TATTT)

Eley, Diann and Hegney, Desley and Wollaston, Anthony and Fahey, Paul and Miller, Peter and McKay, Michelle and Wollaston, James (2005) Triage nurse perceptions of the use, reliability and acceptability of the Toowoomba Adult Triage Trauma Tool (TATTT). Accident and Emergency Nursing, 13 (1). pp. 54-60. ISSN 0965-2302

Abstract

The 'Toowoomba Adult Triage Trauma Tool' (TATTT) is a computerised clinical decision support tool developed to provide an evidence-based, valid and consistent method of triage assessment and categorisation. The objective of this study was to determine the most appropriate training and testing strategy for implementing the TATTT and to evaluate its acceptability for assisting in the triage prioritisation process. Triage nurses (15) from two hospitals underwent training in the TATTT and were tested on its application. Semi-structured interviews gathered their perceptions of the training, the methods for testing and the acceptability of the TATTT for assisting in triage. The TATTT was viewed positively by all but one of the nurses. Participants believed that it provided clear direction in the triage assessment process, increased their confidence in reaching a decision and would be comfortable in adopting the TATTT in clinical practice. The study has shown that the TATTT is acceptable to users and is viewed as a viable alternative to current triage practice.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Originally published as Eley, Diann; Hegney, Desley; Wollaston, Anthony; Fahey, Paul; Miller, Peter and McKay, Michelle (2005) Triage nurse perceptions of the use, reliability and acceptability of the Toowoomba Adult Traige Trauma Tool (TATTT). Accident and Emergency Nursing 13(1):54-60.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:25
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2013 05:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: triage; Toowoomba Adult Triage Trauma Tool (TATTT); nurses perceptions; computerised decision support systems
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080605 Decision Support and Group Support Systems
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110305 Emergency Medicine
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1016/j.aaen.2004.10.009
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/612

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