oa Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery - Implementing a triage system in an emergency unit: a literature review

Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1682-5055



Wars have laid the foundation on which today's triage is based. Triage is used during disasters, at accident scenes and in the trauma and emergency units of hospitals to sort patients according to the acuity of their injuries/conditions and the type of care they require. Nurses are usually the people who receive the patient first and who assess the priority of the patient's immediate needs.

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