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Author: Robin Hooks
Date: October 2012
Journal: Nursing Standard
Issue: Volume 27, Number 7
Keywords: Triage, patient prioritisation, emergency, pain control
After reading the learning zone article, I have a better understanding of the triage processes used to ensure patients are prioritised correctly. The article described the Manchester Triage System, a standardised approach to triage that uses a flow chart, selected specifically for the presenting complaint, to prioritise patients into one of five categories, requiring immediate, very urgent, urgent, standard or non-urgent treatment.
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