Search Tag: triage

ICU Management

Algorithm Developed to Match Motor Vehicle Crash Victims to Best Place for Care

2016 21 May

Getting motor vehicle crash victims to the most appropriate healthcare facility may be easier in future, with the assistance of a computer algorithm developed by a team of biomechanical specialists and clinicians at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The researchers developed the Occupant Transportation Decision Algorithm (OTDA)... Read more

ICU Management

Burn Care: Regionalisation, Organisation and Triage

2015 31 Dec

The interdisciplinary nature of burn care has driven centre regionalisation. The role of burn centres in the national trauma system cannot be overstated. Burn centres, essential components of any trauma system, serve a broad base of patients, including potentially those injured in mass casualty events. Over the past fifty years, the field of burn care... Read more

Executive Health Management

'Collaboration' Biggest Challenge for Healthcare Lean Management

2015 28 Sep

Use of Lean management methodology to improve care efficiencies is new for healthcare. A new report in The Journal of Nursing Administration describes how a Lean-based in the emergency department of a large hospital significantly reduced patients’ wait times and length of stay, while improving patient throughput and satisfaction level. The approach... Read more

IT Management

Electronic Wristbands Could Transmit Vital Data From Disaster Victims

2015 08 Feb

The coloured paper tags used to classify victims of mass casualty incidents may one day be replaced by plastic electronic wristbands capable of transmitting real-time data to emergency response control centres. The new tags are being developed by an international team of researchers at Fraunhofer-Institute fuer Angewandte Informationstechnik (FIT),... Read more

Executive Health Management

Telenursing: Proper Communication Avoids Malpractice Claims

2014 14 Oct

Telephone advice nursing, or ‘telenursing’ including telephone triage, is defined as the practice of providing ‘a component of telephone nursing practice that focuses on assessment, prioritisation, and referral to the appropriate levels of care’ and ‘identifying the nature and urgency’ of a caller's or patient's needs'.In Sweden, the service is called... Read more

ICU Management

When ICUs Get Busy, Doctors Triage Patients More Efficiently, Study Finds

2013 01 Oct

A new study by Penn Medicine researchers published today (1 October, 2013) in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that busy intensive care units (ICUs) discharge patients more quickly than they otherwise would and do so without adversely affecting patient outcomes – suggesting that low-value extensions of ICU stays are minimized during times of increased... Read more


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