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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TriageLogic Case Study : Breath-Holding Spells

TriageLogic Case Study : Breath-Holding Spells     A TriageLogic nurse recently answered a call from a very anxious mother of a 2-year-old. This mother told the nurse she was in a department store, getting ready to have family pictures done and her 2-year-old was having a temper tantrum and started crying because she couldn’t have an ice cream cone. The crying got louder as the

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