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triage

 [tre-ahzh´] (Fr.)
the sorting out and classification of casualties of war or other disaster, to determine priority of need and proper place of treatment.
disaster triage in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as establishing priorities of patient care for urgent treatment while allocating scarce resources.
triage: emergency center in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as establishing priorities and initiating treatment for patients in an emergency center.
triage: telephone in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as determining the nature and urgency of a problem or problems and providing directions for the level of care required, over the telephone. See also telehealth.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

tri·age

(trē'ahzh),
1. Medical screening of patients to determine their relative priority for treatment order.
2. The separation of a large number of casualties, in military or civilian disaster medical care, into three groups: those who cannot be expected to survive even with treatment; those who will recover without treatment; and the highest priority group, those who will not survive without treatment.
[Fr. sorting]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

triage

(trē-äzh′, trē′äzh′)
n.
A process for sorting injured people into groups based on their need for or likely benefit from immediate medical treatment. Triage is used in hospital emergency rooms, on battlefields, and at disaster sites when limited medical resources must be allocated.
tr.v. tri·aged, tri·aging, tri·ages
To sort or allocate by triage: triaged the patients according to their symptoms.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

triage

The sorting of patients in A&E according to urgency, separating them in the first instance into majors (immediate, urgent) and minors (standard, non-urgent).
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

triage

triage, French, sorting Emergency medicine A method of ranking sick or injured people according to the severity of their sickness or injury in order to ensure that medical and nursing staff facilities are used most efficiently; assessment of injury intensity and the immediacy or urgency for medical attention. See Streamlined review.
Triage priorities
Highest priority Respiratory, facial, neck, chest, cardiovascular, hemorrhage, neck injuries
Very high priority Shock, retroperitoneal or intraperitoneal hemorrhage
High priority Cranial, cerebral, spinal cord, burns
Low priority Lower genitourinary tract, peripheral nerves and vessels, splinted fractures, soft tissue lesions
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

tri·age

(trē'ahzh)
Medical screening of patients to determine their relative priority for treatment; the separation of a large number of casualties, in military or civilian disaster medical care, into three groups: 1) those who cannot be expected to survive even with treatment; 2) those who will recover without treatment; 3) the highest priority group, those who will not survive without treatment.
[Fr. sorting]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

triage

A selection process, used in war or disaster, to divide casualties into three groups so as to maximize resources and avoid wastage of essential surgical skills on hopeless cases. In triage, an experienced surgeon sorts cases rapidly into those needing urgent treatment, those that will survive without immediate treatment, and those beyond hope of benefit from treatment. Triage is also used to assign treatment in the event of the appearance of a number of men suffering acute chest pain.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

tri·age

(trē'ahzh)
1. Medical screening of patients to determine their relative priority for treatment.
2. Separation of a large number of casualties, in military or civilian disaster medical care, into three groups: those who cannot be expected to survive even with treatment; those who will recover without treatment; and the highest priority, those who will not survive without treatment.
[Fr. sorting]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Predicting admission and mortality with the Emergency Severity Index and the Manchester Triage System: a retrospective observational study.
Predictive value of the Manchester Triage System: evaluation of clinical outcomes of patients.
Predictive validity of the Manchester Triage System: evaluation of outcomes of patients admitted to an emergency department.
interval] Acute Illness Severity 3.75 .16 30.4 0.001 3.44 4.08 Charlson Index 1.57 .04 16.5 0.001 1.49 1.66 Chronic Disabling Score 1.23 .03 9.9 0.001 1.18 1.29 Sepsis Term 2.14 .07 24.7 0.001 2.01 2.27 Manchester Triage 2.22 .08 22.2 0.001 2.07 2.39 Year effect 0.91 .004 -19.3 0.001 0.90 0.92
Observer agreement of the Manchester Triage System and the Emergency Severity Index: a simulation study.
The Reliability of the Manchester Triage System (MTS): A Meta-analysis.
Validity of the Manchester Triage System in emergency care: a prospective observational stydy.
For data analysis, comparisons between the groups of the Manchester Triage System (MTS) colors were performed.
(6.) Wulp IV, Schrijvers AJP, van Stel HF Predicting admission and mortality with the Emergency Severity Index and Manchester Triage System: a retrospective observational study.
Manchester triage system in paediatric emergency care: Prospective observational study.
The Manchester triage system: Improvements for paediatric emergency care.

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