Triage protocols

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    Where do you all get your protocols from and is there a "gold standard". Any input appreciated as i need to set up a nurse line.
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    It depends on the patient population you are dealing with. You would use different protocols for adults than you would kids.
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    This would be in the older (age 50 and over) adult population. What I am looking for is some direction concerning what protocols/program we could purchase that are considered best practices/standard of care. There are so many out there that it is hard to begin to sort through what is good or not as good.
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    I do triage in my job - my population are older adults and adults with multiple chronic/complex conditions.

    I use the telephone triage book by Briggs. It is very complete and easy to use. For protocols that are not found in Briggs - and are common concerns (mostly my renal and liver patients) I have standard protocols that have been designed and approved by our specialist.

    Hope this helps - I love doing telephone triage.
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    Thank you Magsmom.
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    Schmitt and Thompson have adult and pecs guidelines ad protocols.
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    We use Schmitt and Thompson for peds and adults. Both sets of protocols are available.
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    I've heard good things about Briggs as well.