WHy a triage level 2 . I think some patients can be handled as triage
3,especially if you allow the triage nurses to administer motrin in the WR.
On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 9:09 AM, William Zempsky <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> My colleagues and I in connecticut are tryng to develop statewide
> guidelines for triage of patients with sickle cell disease. These guidlines
> will target both adult and pedatric facilities.
> There appears to be a wide range of approaches to this issue especially in
> adult EDS
> As a first step I would like to get all EDs in our state assgning all
> sickle cell patients who present with pain to level 2 triage status. I am
> looking for published triage guidelines from national/international
> organizations which list sickle cell pain as a level 2 triage criteria.
> Please contact me if you know of any. Thanks.
> William T. Zempsky, MD
> Associate Director, Pain Relief Program
> Connnecticut Children's Medical Center
> 282 Washington Street
> Hartford, CT 06106
> Fax 860-545-9969
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Lebonheur Children's Medical Center
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