n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Triage - a South African perspective : main topic
|Article Title||Triage - a South African perspective : main topic|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Publication Date||Jun 2004|
|Pages||325 - 327|
|Keyword(s)||Ambulance triage, Hospital triage, South Africa, Trauma, Triage process and Uniformity|
Triage is the process of ordering patients according to medical priority. <br>The overall objective is to do the most good for the most people. <br>Hospital triage involves identifying and preferentially treating life-threatening conditions. <br>Ambulance triage systems include colour-coded and 'priority- based' systems. <br>There is lack of uniformity and continuity in triage processes in South Africa. <br>No definitive triage physiological or algorithmic scoring system is currently in use. <br>A uniform national ambulance and hospital-based system would facilitate triage and treatment.
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