Fast Facts for the Triage Nurse: An Orientation and Care Guide

Editor/Author Visser, Lynn Sayre and Montejano, Anna Sivo
Publication Year: 2019
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 978-0-82-614829-2
Category: Health & Medicine - Nursing
Image Count: 8
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: June 2021
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Fast Facts for the Triage Nurse, Second Edition, retains its key focus on numerous aspects of triage for emergency department and urgent care settings, from orientation, to front-end processes, to clinical practice and nursing essentials.

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Table of Contents

    • Reviewers
    • Foreword – Rebecca S. McNair, RN, CEN
    • Preface
    • A Heartfelt Thank You
    • Acknowledgments
    • Part I: Setting the Stage for Success at Triage
    • 1. Orienting to Triage – Lynn Sayre Visser
    • 2. Precepting at Triage – Lynn Sayre Visser
    • 3. Tips for Success at Triage – Lynn Sayre Visser and Anna Sivo Montejano
    • 4. Personal Awareness for the Triage Nurse – Anna Sivo Montejano
    • 5. Triage Competency – Shelley Cohen
    • Part II: Point-of-Entry Processes in Triage Nursing
    • 6. The Patient Arrival – Anna Sivo Montejano
    • 7. The Patient Experience in Triage Nursing – Lynn Sayre Visser
    • 8. Legal Concerns in Triage Nursing – Deb Jeffries
    • Part III: Nursing Essentials for Effective Triage
    • 9. Triage Acuity Scales – Deb Jeffries
    • 10. Triage Documentation – Rebecca S. McNair
    • 11. Time-Sensitive Medical Conditions – Lynn Sayre Visser
    • Part IV: Current Trends Impacting Triage Nursing
    • 12. Urgent Care Triage – Valerie Aarne Grossman
    • 13. Electronic Medical Record Considerations – Dawn Friedly Gray
    • 14. Provider in Triage – Lynn Sayre Visser
    • 15. Advanced Triage Protocols – Dawn Friedly Gray
    • Part V: “Red Flag” Patient Presentations
    • 16. Introduction to “Red Flag” Presentations – Lynn Sayre Visser
    • 17. Respiratory Emergencies – Polly Gerber Zimmermann and Lynn Sayre Visser
    • 18. Cardiac Emergencies – Polly Gerber Zimmermann
    • 19. Neurological Emergencies – Reneé Semonin Holleran
    • 20. Abdominal Emergencies – Polly Gerber Zimmermann and Lynn Sayre Visser
    • 21. Obstetric and Gynecological Emergencies – Lynn Sayre Visser and Polly Gerber Zimmermann
    • 22. Behavioral Health Emergencies – Anna Sivo Montejano
    • 23. Ocular Emergencies – Anna Sivo Montejano and Lynn Sayre Visser
    • 24. Musculoskeletal Emergencies – Reneé Semonin Holleran
    • 25. Endocrine Emergencies – Dawn Friedly Gray
    • 26. Environmental Emergencies – Anna Sivo Montejano
    • 27. Trauma Emergencies – Reneé Semonin Holleran
    • 28. Infectious Presentations – Anna Sivo Montejano and Lynn Sayre Visser
    • Part VI: Special Considerations in Triage Nursing
    • 29. Special Populations in Triage – Anna Sivo Montejano
    • 30. Pediatric Triage – Deb Jeffries
    • 31. Older Adult Triage – Anna Sivo Montejano
    • 32. Pain Management at Triage – Reneé Semonin Holleran
    • 33. Patient and Staff Safety – Anna Sivo Montejano
    • 34. Case Studies in Triage Nursing – Anna Sivo Montejano and Lynn Sayre Visser
    • Part VII: Disaster Situations in Triage Nursing
    • 35. Emergency Management: A Triage Nurse’s Guide for When Disaster Strikes – Erik Angle
    • 36. Active Shooter or Active Violence – Erik Angle
    • Abbreviations
    • Appendix A: Resources
    • Appendix B: Triage Competency Validation Form
    • Appendix C: Sample Triage Education and Competency Plan
    • Appendix D: Sample Triage Retrospective Chart Review Audit Form
    • Appendix E: Disaster Triage Tag
    • Additional Reading