When you triage, do you do it for a full shift? And if not for how long? Also how many pt's do you average per triage stint?I am brand new to triage after having spent 1 1/2 years in the ED. Most of my fellow nurses do it for a full 12 hours. I was fried after 8 hours. I saw about 60 patients. We are expected to triage a pt. start to finish in about 6-7 minutes. Full set of vitals, major medical problems and assessment. By the way this is peds and it can be a real hassle to get vitals on an uncooperative kid!