Dealing with triage - page 3

My last triage shift two babies with colds came in, stable vitals, low grade fevers. Both to the waiting room, and one was a 3, one was a four triage level. Obviously the three went in first, but the... Read More

  1. Visit  canoehead profile page
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    Hey, we have people that walk in from the parking lot and immediately collapse in a wheelchair, or even on the floor. I' d be all for leaving the floor folk where they are, but apparently that's an infection control issue.
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  3. Visit  XmasShopperRN profile page
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    Quote from canoehead
    Hey, we have people that walk in from the parking lot and immediately collapse in a wheelchair, or even on the floor. I' d be all for leaving the floor folk where they are, but apparently that's an infection control issue.
    Haha that's funny! This didn't happen in triage, but I had a frequent flyer abd pain pt who frequented our ED so much and got so accustomed to how pt's were triaged and that the "less acute" (4s and 5s) were sent to fast track that her almost monthly visits began to consist of her writhing in pain and misery on the floor. It grossed me out beyond belief because of the crap that floor's had on it. So one day I fibbed, told her during her floor routine that she she should probably stay off of the floor because a patient earlier that day had "every kind of bodily fluid possible" all over it, and the environmental services crew that day wasn't "our best." From what I hear, the floor routines have stopped
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  4. Visit  R!XTER profile page
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    On a positive note I was really grateful for the crowd in triage the other day. We have a separate area for triage pts who need to lay on stretchers, and its usually crowded by family members too. Anyway this one obnoxious guy was being so rude to me, I finally had to stand up to him, I said "sir you are being extremely rude right now, I think you should consider the way you speak to people." I was really glad to have witnesses to his behavior at that point...


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