Nurse Triage Case Study of a Cardiac Patient

Triage Nurses and Working Diagnoses Intro:  The main goal for triage nurses when they get a call from a patient is to evaluate their symptoms and determine the level of care needed to treat those symptoms. The more pertinent information the nurse can collect, the more likely she is to understand what is causing the patients symptoms and how to assist the patient in getting

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Saving healthcare dollars

Saving Healthcare Dollars with Nurse Triage – A Case Study

While many symptoms are serious and require an emergency care visit, many patients seek the advice of a triage nurse to keep them out of the Emergency Room. There are many times when the triage nurse is able to redirect the caller to a safer and less expensive treatment option, while also educating them on what symptoms to monitor for that would warrant a need to

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Why Patients Love TriageLogic’s After-Hours Telephone Triage Service – A Case Study

Why Patients Love TriageLogic’s After-Hours Telephone Triage Service Hospitals and physicians trust TriageLogic to be there for their patients’ health concerns. TriageLogic’s telephone nurse triage service Nurse Triage On Call includes trained nurses that are available after-hours to discuss symptoms and solutions. We like to highlight stories when TriageLogic nurses take the initiative to help their patient beyond the standard protocols. CASE STUDY: Meet the Caller and the

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Case Study: Nurse Triage Assisting Patients with Medical Devices

 Case Study: Nurse Triage Assisting Patients with Medical Devices Another Potential Life-Saving Incident. In today’s world, healthcare is fragmented and while technology is improving care, it is also increasing the complexity of maintaining and using medical devices. In addition, as a provider, you want to ensure that your patients receive quality care 24/7. Offering your patients an after-hours nurse triage service serves as an extension

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Speeding up the Diagnosis of Patient Symptoms: How Triage Nurses Help Patients by Asking the Right Questions

 Speeding up the Diagnosis of Patient Symptoms: How Triage Nurses Help Patients by Asking the Right Questions Telephone nurse triage plays a critical role in making sure that patients are given the correct level of care when they call. This requires following strict guidelines established through Schmitt-Thompson protocols, in which the nurse asks certain questions beginning with the most emergent symptoms. In some cases, a

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The Role of Nurse Triage in Providing Emotional and Life Support to Callers

 The Role of Nurse Triage in Providing Emotional and Life Support to Callers     When most people think about what a triage nurse does, they think of worried mothers calling about their babies, elderly patients calling about ailments, and middle-aged adults worried if they are having a heart attack or just gas. Often times, one overlooks the role of triage nurses in providing emotion

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Is a Trip to the Emergency Room Necessary? Read Anna’s Case Study

 Is a Trip to the Emergency Room Necessary? Read Anna’s Case Study  Emergency room visits cost an average of $2,1681, making it an expensive option for care. For the patient, it means high co-pays, a long wait in a crowded emergency room, and the possibility of catching a virus while waiting.  The difficulty in making the right decision on whether or not an emergency room

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This Triage Nurse is a Hero – See How She Saves a Patient’s Life

This Triage Nurse is a Hero- See How She Saves a Patient’s Life Some of the most important triage calls are the ones where the patient doesn’t think that their symptoms are serious. A patient should never ignore severe symptoms. TriageLogic nurses often take calls from people who are reluctant to call 911 or go to an emergency room, even when their symptoms warrant a

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Learning Center Course 3 Part 4: Case of a Child with an Acute Cough

Learning Center Course 3 Part 4: Case of a Child with an Acute Cough Just as with our other case studies on baby Laura, Juan, and Paula, this course focuses on how the nurse uses the 10 Critical Steps to perform a thorough assessment on the patient, pick the correct protocol and disposition, and get the patient to the right level of care. The patient

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Triaging Heart Attack

Triaging Heart Attacks Over the Phone By Marci Lawing, RN BSN For triage nurses, evaluating patients over the phone who may be having a heart attack can be challenging. Not all patients show the same symptoms leading to or during a heart attack, sometimes the symptoms of a heart attack can be rather subtle.  There is even the rarely talked about “silent heart attack”.  That

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