The Toowoomba adult trauma triage tool

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. [Report]

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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.

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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.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:49
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2013 05:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: triage, TATTT, triage tool, ATS, Australian Triage Scale
Fields of Research : 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)
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110305 Emergency Medicine
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing

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