Nclex disaster management
- 0With the nclex, am I to presume that the system is not overwhelmed, and we are using the triage method of handling the weak first.
Or is it the triage method of the system is overwhelmed?
- 0Jul 9, '13 by anashenwrathIf i'm understanding your question (and sorry if I'm not): you always assume NCLEX is referring to an ideal hospital where everything is handled by the books.
So if there is a disaster and you are handling patients, treat will-die-without-help-will-live-with-it first, then will-live-without-help next, and leave the will-die-no-matter-what folks last.
- 0I am reviewing for the nclex, and there are several types of triage. One type assumes that the system is not overwhelmed, and one has all of the resources needed. In another type of triage, the system is overwhelmed, and the a different type of method is used to get the most people seen.
For the nclex, I was not sure which type of triage is presumed.
- 0Jul 9, '13 by J.A.B.,SNI just read about this in my ATI Medical-Surgical RN book. There is the usual triage which you would perform under normal conditions and there is triage under mass casualty. I would think if they wanted you to triage under mass casualty it would say something about a disaster occuring. Otherwise i would assume you triage under usual conditions.
- 0Jul 9, '13 by BloomNurseRNQuote from swansonplaceI believe if it says there has been a disaster or mass casualty then you do into overwhelmed disaster mode. At that point you would base care of most injured yet still able to be helped if treated ASAP, followed by next most critical, etc.So I would presume for a triage situation that it is not overwhelmed. In a disaster, the system can be not overwhelmed or overwhelmed. Is there something that will be written if the system is overwhelmed, and I am to triage based on this.
Unless it says mass casualty or disaster, NCLEX is a utopia in which everything is perfect, you have enough help and no one is overwhelmed. I hope that makes sense.