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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