Matching Resources and Patient Acuity in a Revised Triage Activation Protocol Leads to Improved Utilization and Outcomes

Monitoring of the rapid identification and access to appropriate resource allocation of critically injured trauma patients is a critical indicator of trauma performance. UT of the severely injured may result in preventable mortality or morbidity from delays in definitive care. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of two key system enhancements - revisions of triage activation criteria and the presence 24 hour in-house Trauma Surgeon, by examining their impact on UT.

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Work Title Matching Resources and Patient Acuity in a Revised Triage Activation Protocol Leads to Improved Utilization and Outcomes
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  1. Theresa Snavely, BSN, RN
  2. Pamela Nichols, BSN, RN
  3. Patricia Palubinski, BSN, RN
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  1. Penn State Hershey Nursing
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Work Type Presentation
Publication Date 2012
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  1. Triage Protocol
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Deposited December 31, 2013

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  • Added Creator Pamela Nichols, BSN, RN
  • Added Creator Patricia Palubinski, BSN, RN
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