I am curious: Are there more lawsuits filed against triage nurses as opposed to on the floor nurses?
Mar 20, '04
Good question and I don't know the answer. Since most triage involves using approved guidelines, and calls are recorded, as long as you are following the protocols correctly, you are alot more safe and covered in your day to day practice.
Because we do triage on the phone, I tend to think about all the possibilites and probably triage to a higher level of care than I would if examining the patient physcially. I believe that's how most telephone triage nurses practice.