Navigating Triage Protocols: Steps 6 & 7
Steps 6 & 7: Choosing The Right Protocol & Getting Your Patient To The Right Level Of Care
Navigating Protocols: Steps 6 & 7, continues with the next steps of the 10 Critical Steps to a Triage Call. Step 6 is choosing the right protocol and Step 7 is determining the right disposition to get your patient to the appropriate level of care. It is important for triage nurses to understand and use protocols effectively in order to classify and prioritize symptoms. Protocols, when used properly, also standardize the triage process and maximize the chances that the patient will reach the right level of care.
When choosing the right protocol, the nurse must take into consideration the patient’s age, past medical history, and chronic illnesses and their severity. Even if the nurse uses the same protocol with different patients, she will need to ask different questions to determine the correct disposition for each patient. The video will guide you through how to ask questions to make sure you are using the appropriate protocol for your patient.
The video will also discuss what to do when presented with a patient that has multiple symptoms. You will learn how to ask the patient questions and determine the symptoms that are most likely to send the patient to the Emergency Room. The video will provide example scenarios that you can use to practice determining the correct disposition for a patient. Lastly, the video will empower you to feel comfortable using your nursing knowledge and experience alongside protocols in complex cases to get patients to the right level of care.
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