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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.

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]

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.

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).

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

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]

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.

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]
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La demanda por los servicios de urgencias medicas en las unidades estudiadas tiene una forma similar a la que se registra en la literatura, asi que su composicion da cuenta de una baja participacion de los dos primeros triages y una concentracion en el triage tres, seguido de los ultimos triages que tambien representan una proporcion importante.
En las unidades de urgencias mas afectadas por la saturacion y por la presion que ejerce la demanda de los triages superiores, se menciono mucho esta situacion, que se origina a partir de la falta de oportunidad en consulta medica o de la discontinuidad en tratamientos de enfermedades cronicas.
En terminos de ocupacion, las estrategias de entrada y flujo no tienen un impacto significativo, aunque reducen los tiempos promedio en urgencias en todos los triages. Por esto, es necesario desarrollar estrategias de salida, en lo cual la unidad de urgencias no posee autonomia pues depende de la disponibilidad de camas en el hospital o en la red de servicios.
The completed Telephonic Triage form is e-mailed or faxed to the jail and to the corresponding CMIIC when follow-up is indicated.
The summary risk level determined through Telephonic Triage corresponds to a level of jail risk management protocols that represent the industry's best practice standards.
At any time, additional Telephonic Triage calls can be conducted to reassess an inmate's level of functioning and need for intervention.
The five questions that are flags for a call to the Triage Line include a serious mental health problem that needs attention; a history of psychiatric hospitalization in the past year; history of a suicide attempt; current suicidal thinking; and a severe reaction to the charge that may result in self-harming behavior.
The toll-free Telephonic Triage Line offers 24-hour response by a licensed mental health professional who uses a research-based mental health and suicide risk-assessment instrument.
1 shows the distribution of scores across the different triage categories for each system.
An argument for using the SATS in South Africa was that it would avoid the extensive training required to implement other triage systems such as the Manchester Triage, Canadian Triage Assessment Scale and Australian Triage Score.
The Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa has provided the SATG with a 'home', while the Council for Health Service Accreditation of South Africa has recognised this triage tool.
The Cape Triage Score a triage system for South Africa.