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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30004346/describing-key-performance-indicators-for-waiting-times-in-emergency-centres-in-the-western-cape-province-south-africa-between-2013-and-2014
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K Cohen, S Bruijns
BACKGROUND: Data measured as key performance indicators (KPIs) are used internationally in emergency medicine to measure and monitor quality of care. The Department of Health in the Western Cape Province, South Africa, introduced time-based KPIs for emergency centres (ECs) in 2012. OBJECTIVES: To describe the most recently processed results of the audits conducted in Western Cape ECs between 2013 and 2014. METHODS: A retrospective, descriptive study was conducted on data collected in the 6-monthly Western Cape EC triage and waiting time audits for 2013 - 2014...
June 26, 2018: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29887281/comparison-of-the-emergency-severity-index-versus-the-patient-acuity-category-scale-in-an-emergency-setting
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Ru Ying Fong, Wee Sern Sim Glen, Ahmad Khairil Mohamed Jamil, Wilson Wai San Tam, Yanika Kowitlawakul
OBJECTIVES: To compare the reliability, validity and resource utilization of the Emergency Severity Index (ESI) and Patient Acuity Category Scale (PACS) triage scales. METHODS: A descriptive, correlational, and cross-sectional design was used. Twenty-seven triage nurses were recruited to test interrater reliability for 20 patient case scenarios. Subsequently, interrater reliability was tested on 300 actual patients. Construct validity was analyzed using patients' hospital dispositions and resources utilized...
June 7, 2018: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782353/implementing-best-practice-into-the-emergency-department-triage-process
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Luke Burgess, Kathryn Kynoch, Sonia Hines
BACKGROUND: Triage is the process by which emergency departments (EDs) sort patients presenting for medical treatment. The Australasian Triage Scale, validated to measure urgency, answers the question 'This patient should wait for medical assessment and treatment no longer than…' Multiple patients may present within short time frames, and some will have conditions that have outcomes directly related to timeliness of treatment such as stroke, sepsis and myocardial infarction. The safety of patients within the ED is thus directly related to the triage system...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697806/decreasing-triage-time-effects-of-implementing-a-step-wise-esi-algorithm-in-an-ehr
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Stephen Villa, Ellen J Weber, Steven Polevoi, Christopher Fee, Andrew Maruoka, Tina Quon
Objectives: To determine if adapting a widely-used triage scale into a computerized algorithm in an electronic health record (EHR) shortens emergency department (ED) triage time. Design: Before-and-after quasi-experimental study. Setting: Urban, tertiary care hospital ED. Participants: Consecutive adult patient visits between July 2011 and June 2013. Intervention: A step-wise algorithm, based on the Emergency Severity Index (ESI-5) was programmed into the triage module of a commercial EHR...
June 1, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652816/the-emergency-medical-system-in-greece-opening-aeolus-bag-of-winds
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Ourania S Kotsiou, David S Srivastava, Panagiotis Kotsios, Aristomenis K Exadaktylos, Konstantinos I Gourgoulianis
An Emergency Medical Service (EMS) system must encompass a spectrum of care, with dedicated pre-hospital and in-hospital medical facilities. It has to be organised in such a way as to include all necessary services—such as triage accurate initial assessment, prompt resuscitation, efficient management of emergency cases, and transport to definitive care. The global economic downturn has had a direct effect on the health sector and poses additional threats to the healthcare system. Greece is one of the hardest-hit countries...
April 13, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549171/inter-rater-and-intrarater-reliability-of-the-south-african-triage-scale-in-low-resource-settings-of-haiti-and-afghanistan
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Mohammed Dalwai, Katie Tayler-Smith, Michèle Twomey, Masood Nasim, Abdul Qayum Popal, Waliul Haq Haqdost, Olivia Gayraud, Sophia Cheréstal, Lee Wallis, Pola Valles
OBJECTIVE: The South African Triage Scale (SATS) has demonstrated good validity in the EDs of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)-supported sites in Afghanistan and Haiti; however, corresponding reliability in these settings has not yet been reported on. This study set out to assess the inter-rater and intrarater reliability of the SATS in four MSF-supported EDs in Afghanistan and Haiti (two trauma-only EDs and two mixed (including both medical and trauma cases) EDs). METHODS: Under classroom conditions between December 2013 and February 2014, ED nurses at each site assigned triage ratings to a set of context-specific vignettes (written case reports of ED patients)...
June 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29540611/ambulance-clinical-triage-for-acute-stroke-treatment-paramedic-triage-algorithm-for-large-vessel-occlusion
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Henry Zhao, Lauren Pesavento, Skye Coote, Edrich Rodrigues, Patrick Salvaris, Karen Smith, Stephen Bernard, Michael Stephenson, Leonid Churilov, Nawaf Yassi, Stephen M Davis, Bruce C V Campbell
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Clinical triage scales for prehospital recognition of large vessel occlusion (LVO) are limited by low specificity when applied by paramedics. We created the 3-step ambulance clinical triage for acute stroke treatment (ACT-FAST) as the first algorithmic LVO identification tool, designed to improve specificity by recognizing only severe clinical syndromes and optimizing paramedic usability and reliability. METHODS: The ACT-FAST algorithm consists of (1) unilateral arm drift to stretcher <10 seconds, (2) severe language deficit (if right arm is weak) or gaze deviation/hemineglect assessed by simple shoulder tap test (if left arm is weak), and (3) eligibility and stroke mimic screen...
April 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535086/validity-of-the-japan-acuity-and-triage-scale-in-adults-a-cohort-study
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Akira Kuriyama, Tetsunori Ikegami, Toshie Kaihara, Toshio Fukuoka, Takeo Nakayama
OBJECTIVE: The Japan Acuity and Triage Scale (JTAS) was developed based on Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale in 2012 and has been implemented in many Japanese EDs. We assessed the validity of JTAS by examining the association between JTAS triage levels and throughput and clinical outcomes in adult patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected clinical data in the ED of a Japanese tertiary-care hospital. We included self-presenting patients who were ≥16 years of age and triaged between June 2013 and May 2014...
March 13, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326039/a-descriptive-study-of-registered-nurses-application-of-the-triage-scale-retts%C3%A2-a-swedish-reliability-study
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Sara C Wireklint, Carina Elmqvist, Nicola Parenti, Katarina E Göransson
BACKGROUND: From a patient safety perspective, it is of great importance that decision support systems such as triage scales are evidence based. In the most recent national survey, the majority of Swedish Emergency Departments (EDs) apply the Swedish triage scale known as the Medical Emergency Triage Treatment Scale (METTS), subsequently renamed the Rapid Emergency Triage Treatment Scale (RETTS©). Despite national widespread implementation, there has been limited research on METTS/RETTS©...
May 2018: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284734/impact-of-prehospital-triage-scales-to-detect-large-vessel-occlusion-on-resource-utilization-and-time-to-treatment
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Ludwig Schlemm, Martin Ebinger, Christian H Nolte, Matthias Endres
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Prehospital stroke severity scales may help to triage acute ischemic stroke patients with large vessel occlusion (LVO) for direct transportation to a comprehensive stroke center. The impact on resource use and time to reperfusion treatment for patients with and without LVO is unknown. METHODS: Based on empirical distributions of stroke symptom severity, prehospital delay times, and stroke symptom severity-dependent likelihood of LVO, we simulate prehospital incidents of stroke-like symptoms in abstract geographical environments to estimate the impact of prehospital triage strategies based on different cutoffs of the rapid arterial occlusion evaluation scale...
February 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123603/paediatric-appropriate-facilities-in-emergency-departments-of-community-hospitals-in-ontario-a-cross-sectional-study
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Muhammad Akhter Hamid, Sohaib Siddiqui, Jabeen Fayyaz, Ayesha Chandna, Aliya Ariz, Joe Butchey, Elancheliyan Ambalavanar, Niraj Mistry, Aftab Muhammad Azad, Junaid A Bhatti, Dennis Scolnik
BACKGROUND: We assessed whether the paediatric-appropriate facilities were available at Emergency Departments (ED) in community hospitals in a Canadian province. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of EDs in community hospitals in Ontario, Canada that had inpatient paediatric facilities and a neonatal intensive care unit. Key informants were ED chiefs, clinical educators, or managers. The survey included questions about paediatric facilities related to environment, triage, training, and staff in EDs...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983578/the-singapore-paediatric-triage-scale-validation-study
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Sashikumar Ganapathy, Joo Guan Yeo, Xing Hui Michelle Thia, Geok Mei Andrea Hei, Lai Peng Tham
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to determine the usefulness and validity of the triaging scale used in our emergency department (ED) by analysing its association with surrogate clinical outcome measures of severity consisting of hospitalisation rate, intensive care unit (ICU) admission, length of ED stay, predictive value for admission and length of hospitalisation. METHODS: A retrospective observational study was conducted of the performance markers of the Singapore Paediatric Triage Scale (SPTS) to identify children who needed immediate and greater care...
April 2018: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978650/validity-of-triage-systems-for-paediatric-emergency-care-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Maria Clara de Magalhães-Barbosa, Jaqueline Rodrigues Robaina, Arnaldo Prata-Barbosa, Claudia de Souza Lopes
AIM: To present a systematic review on the validity of triage systems for paediatric emergency care. METHODS: Search in MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature (LILACS), Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO), Nursing Database Index (BDENF) and Spanish Health Sciences Bibliographic Index (IBECS) for articles in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish with no time limit. Validity studies of five-level triage systems for patients 0-18 years old were included...
November 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912964/is-the-south-african-triage-scale-valid-for-use-in-afghanistan-haiti-and-sierra-leone
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Mohammed Dalwai, Pola Valles, Michele Twomey, Yvonne Nzomukunda, Prince Jonjo, Manoj Sasikumar, Masood Nasim, Abdul Razaaq, Olivia Gayraud, Pierre Ronald Jecrois, Lee Wallis, Katie Tayler-Smith
OBJECTIVE: To assess the validity of the South African Triage Scale (SATS) in four Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)-supported emergency departments (ED, two trauma-only sites, one mixed site (both medical and trauma cases) and one paediatric-only site) in Afghanistan, Haiti and Sierra Leone. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study conducted between June 2013 and June 2014. Validity was assessed by comparing patients' SATS ratings with their final ED outcome (ie, hospital admission, death or discharge)...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835247/the-modified-south-african-triage-scale-system-for-mortality-prediction-in-resource-constrained-emergency-surgical-centers-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Jacques Massaut, Pola Valles, Arnold Ghismonde, Claudinette Jn Jacques, Liseberth Pierre Louis, Abdulmutalib Zakir, Rafael Van den Bergh, Lunick Santiague, Rose Berly Massenat, Nathalie Edema
BACKGROUND: The South African Triage Scale (SATS) was developed to facilitate patient triage in emergency departments (EDs) and is used by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in low-resource environments. The aim was to determine if SATS data, reason for admission, and patient age can be used to develop and validate a model predicting the in-hospital risk of death in emergency surgical centers and to compare the model's discriminative power with that of the four SATS categories alone. METHODS: We used data from a cohort hospitalized at the Nap Kenbe Surgical Hospital in Haiti from January 2013 to June 2015...
August 23, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680520/validation-of-different-pediatric-triage-systems-in-the-emergency-department
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Kanokwan Aeimchanbanjong, Uthen Pandee
BACKGROUND: Triage system in children seems to be more challenging compared to adults because of their different response to physiological and psychosocial stressors. This study aimed to determine the best triage system in the pediatric emergency department. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study. This study was divided into two phases. The first phase determined the inter-rater reliability of five triage systems: Manchester Triage System (MTS), Emergency Severity Index (ESI) version 4, Pediatric Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS), Australasian Triage Scale (ATS), and Ramathibodi Triage System (RTS) by triage nurses and pediatric residents...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615081/clinical-variables-related-to-the-diagnostic-stability-of-demential-syndromes
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Fabiano Moulin de Moraes, Paulo Henrique Ferreira Bertolucci
BACKGROUND: Assigning a diagnosis to a patient with dementia is important for the present treatment of the patient and caregivers, and scientific research. Nowadays, the dementia diagnostic criteria are based on clinical information regarding medical, history, physical examination, neuropsychological tests, and supplementary exams and, therefore, subject to variability through time. METHODS: A retrospective observational study to evaluate variables related to clinical diagnostic stability in dementia syndromes in at least one year follow up...
October 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483035/management-of-patients-brought-in-by-ambulance-to-the-emergency-department-role-of-the-advanced-musculoskeletal-physiotherapist
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Rita Kinsella, Tom Collins, Bridget Shaw, James Sayer, Belinda Cary, Andrew Walby, Sallie Cowan
Objective The aim of the present study was to evaluate the role of the Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (AMP) in managing patients brought in by ambulance to the emergency department (ED). Methods This study was a dual-centre observational study. Patients brought in by ambulance to two Melbourne hospitals over a 12-month period and seen by an AMP were compared with a matched group seen by other ED staff. Primary outcome measures were wait time and length of stay (LOS) in the ED. Results Data from 1441 patients within the Australasian Triage Scale (ATS) Categories 3-5 with musculoskeletal complaints were included in the analysis...
June 2018: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344927/the-implementation-of-the-south-african-triage-score-sats-in-an-urban-teaching-hospital-ghana
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Sarah Rominski, Sue Anne Bell, George Oduro, Patience Ampong, Rockefeller Oteng, Peter Donkor
INTRODUCTION: Triage is the process of sorting patients based on the level of acuity to ensure the most severely injured and ill patients receive timely care before their condition worsens. The South African Triage Scale (SATS) was developed out of a need for an accurate and objective measure of urgency based on physiological parameters and clinical discriminators that is easily implemented in low resource settings. SATS was introduced in the emergency center (EC) of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in January 2010...
June 2014: African Journal of Emergency Medicine Revue Africaine de la Médecine D'urgence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328688/prioritizing-the-care-of-critically-ill-children-in-south-africa-how-does-screen-perform-against-other-triage-tools
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Bhakti Hansoti, Peter Hodkinson, Lee Wallis
OBJECTIVE: Childhood mortality remains unacceptably high. In low-resource settings, children with critical illness often present for care. Current triage strategies are time consuming and require trained health care workers. To address this limitation, our team developed a simple subjective tool, SCREEN (Sick Children Require Emergency Evaluation Now), which is easy to administer, to identify critically ill children. This article presents the development of the SCREEN program and evaluates its performance when compared with other commonly implemented triage tools in low-resource settings...
March 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
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