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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.

Marty


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.
>
> Bill
>
> William T. Zempsky, MD
> Associate Director, Pain Relief Program
> Connnecticut Children's Medical Center
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> Hartford, CT 06106
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-- 
Marty
Martin Herman, M.D.
Pediatric Emergency Specialists, P.C.
Lebonheur Children's Medical Center
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