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Triage Training, Instrument Evaluation, and Communications: Analyzing Usability of a 5-Level Triage System in the Pre-Hospital Care Environment

Smith, Donald
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Smith, Donald
Advisor
Snyder, Audrey
Anderson, Joel
Hollen, Patricia
Abstract
Purpose: To evaluate a collaborative, cross-discipline and in-depth triage method by comparing the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS) to the Emergency Severity Index (ESI) and to outcomes in the emergency department (ED). Additionally, the study will investigate paramedic self-evaluations of frequency and effectiveness of activities within their professional role using the Six Dimensions of Nursing Competence (6-D) Scale.
Language
English
Published
University of Virginia, School of Nursing, PHD (Doctor of Philosophy), 2014
Published Date
2014-04-10
Degree
PHD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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