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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The most severe triage category assigned to patients is Red, which automatically necessitates their admission into the resuscitation area.
The triage category breakdown for each facility was derived from the initial collection of 100 folders (collection 1).
There was a significant difference in the proportions of patients in each triage category (Chi-square = 176.375; df = 3; p value < 0.001).
Crash intubation was performed more frequently in more urgent cases by triage category as well (ATS 1 and 2).
We assessed the prediction of outcomes and defined predictor variables that included age, Acute Illness Severity Score [19, 20], Charlson Comorbidity index [22], Chronic Disabling Score [23], Sepsis Status [25], and the admission triage category [24] in the full model.
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.