Triage is the process whereby health professionals ensure that patients are seen in accordance with the acuity of their symptoms.
This system has long been established in tertiary hospital emergency departments, but as patient numbers increase and waiting times to see a GP are increasing, the process also needs to be applied to rural hospital environments and GP appointment systems.
This session will provide an introduction to the principles and processes of triage, using national training tools, case studies, videos and other methods.
This session is especially beneficial for the part time triage nurse working in smaller health care organisations.
Duration: Half to Full Day