triage category

triage category

An A&E (casualty) term used in the UK for the severity of a patient’s condition, which determines how he or she will be managed:
(1) Immediate resuscitation required 
(2) Very urgent
(3) Urgent 
(4) Standard 
(5) Non-urgent
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Crash intubation was performed more frequently in more urgent cases by triage category as well (ATS 1 and 2).
Under current OEMS Triage Procedures, these patients are those assigned triage Category III.
When the user has sufficient information to determine the triage category, he uses the control pad to select the red, yellow, or green category to mark the victim.
Study variables included demographic information, like age, gender, time of presentation and comparison with late-hour presentation (defined as time between 0000 hours and 0700 hours), ED triage category, vital signs, presenting complaints, comorbid conditions, laboratory values, radiological studies and procedures done in ED, severity of illness scores, ED length of stay (time from registration in ED to arrival in SCU/ICU), admitting diagnosis, time of transfer to the critical care unit, category of critical care unit, 30 days in-hospital mortality, hospital LOS (time from registration in ED to time of discharge from the hospital) and cost of the ED and hospital stay (cost were provided by the hospital finance department).
Two hundred and ninety-two patients were triaged into a triage category that is not part of the Triage Sieve tool, and were excluded from analysis pertaining to injury severity.
All healthcare facilities dealing with children should perform a rapid triage process that gathers sufficient information to assign the correct triage category to a sick child and offer adequate paediatric resuscitation care.
Most of our admission refusals previously labelled as futile (4) are now included in the triage category and this information forms the basis for robust requests to appropriate decision makers for additional resources.
Designated nurses for resuscitation beds will be employed and rostered as follows in certain Emergency Departments in recognition of their combined role delineation and Urgency Disposition Group (UDG)--a measure that weights attendances for triage category mix and patient disposition.
Triage Category 1 patients are critical cases requiring immediate attention, while Triage Category 2 patients are emergency cases requiring attention within 15 minutes.
In addition, the influence of race, triage category, and mode of arrival were assessed with regard to parental satisfaction (Table 1).
Expectant patients are frequently retriaged and may be moved to a higher triage category.
Individuals with underlying medical conditions, or significant risk factors for disease are classified as a triage category two.