Implementation of a triage score system in an emergency room in Timergara, Pakistan [Short communication]

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/295252
Title:
Implementation of a triage score system in an emergency room in Timergara, Pakistan [Short communication]
Authors:
Dalwai, M. K; Tayler-Smith, K; Trelles, M; Jemmy, J-P; Maikéré, J; Twomey, M; Wakeel, M; Iqbal, M; Zachariah, R
Journal:
Public Health Action
Abstract:
Following implementation of the South African Triage Scale (SATS) system in the emergency department (ED) at the District Headquarter Hospital in Timergara, Pakistan, we 1) describe the implementation process, and 2) report on how accurately emergency staff used the system. Of the 370 triage forms evaluated, 320 (86%) were completed without errors, resulting in the correct triage priority being assigned. Fifty completed forms displayed errors, but only 16 (4%) resulted in an incorrect triage priority being assigned. This experience shows that the SATS can be implemented successfully and used accurately by nurses in an ED in Pakistan.
Affiliation:
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Islamabad, Pakistan
Publisher:
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Issue Date:
21-Mar-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/295252
DOI:
10.5588/pha.12.0083
Additional Links:
http://openurl.ingenta.com/content/xref?genre=article&issn=2220-8372&volume=3&issue=1&spage=43
Submitted date:
2013-06-25
Language:
en
ISSN:
22208372; 22208372
Appears in Collections:
Emergencies/refugees

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dc.contributor.authorDalwai, M. Ken_GB
dc.contributor.authorTayler-Smith, Ken_GB
dc.contributor.authorTrelles, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorJemmy, J-Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMaikéré, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTwomey, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorWakeel, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorIqbal, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorZachariah, Ren_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-04T21:08:18Z-
dc.date.available2013-07-04T21:08:18Z-
dc.date.issued2013-03-21-
dc.date.submitted2013-06-25-
dc.identifier.citationImplementation of a triage score system in an emergency room in Timergara, Pakistan [Short communication] 2013, 3 (1):43 Public Health Actionen_GB
dc.identifier.issn22208372-
dc.identifier.issn22208372-
dc.identifier.doi10.5588/pha.12.0083-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/295252-
dc.description.abstractFollowing implementation of the South African Triage Scale (SATS) system in the emergency department (ED) at the District Headquarter Hospital in Timergara, Pakistan, we 1) describe the implementation process, and 2) report on how accurately emergency staff used the system. Of the 370 triage forms evaluated, 320 (86%) were completed without errors, resulting in the correct triage priority being assigned. Fifty completed forms displayed errors, but only 16 (4%) resulted in an incorrect triage priority being assigned. This experience shows that the SATS can be implemented successfully and used accurately by nurses in an ED in Pakistan.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseaseen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://openurl.ingenta.com/content/xref?genre=article&issn=2220-8372&volume=3&issue=1&spage=43en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Public Health Actionen_GB
dc.subjectCourse on Operational Researchen_GB
dc.subjectOtheren_GB
dc.titleImplementation of a triage score system in an emergency room in Timergara, Pakistan [Short communication]en
dc.contributor.departmentMédecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Islamabad, Pakistanen_GB
dc.identifier.journalPublic Health Actionen_GB
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