The Role Descriptions of Triage Nurse in Emergency Department: A Delphi Study

Ebrahimi, M. and Mirhaghi, A. and Mazlom, R. and Heydari, A. and Nassehi, A. and Jafari, M. (2016) The Role Descriptions of Triage Nurse in Emergency Department: A Delphi Study. Scientifica, 2016.

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Background. Triage nurses play a pivotal role in the emergency department. However some researchers have attempted to expand triage nurse's role; remarkable discrepancies exist among scholarly communities. The aim was to develop a role description of triage nurse relying on the experts. Methods. A modified Delphi study consisting of 3 rounds was performed from March to October 2014. In the first round, an extensive review of the literature was conducted. Expert selection was conducted through a purposeful sample of 38 emergency medicine experts. Results. Response rates for the second and third rounds were 37 and 58. Average age of panelists was (38.42 ± 5.94) years. Thirty-nine out of 54 items reached to the final round. Prioritizing had the higher agreement rate and least agreement on triage related interventions. Conclusion. Triage nursing as a relatively new role for nurses needs significant development to be practiced. Comprehensive educational programs and developmental research are required to support diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in triage practice by nurses. © 2016 Mohsen Ebrahimi et al.

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Additional Information: Cited By :12 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Mirhaghi, A.; Evidence-Based Caring Research Center, Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University of Medical SciencesIran; email:
Subjects: WY Nursing
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
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Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2020 09:51
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