Emergency Department Triage CME Series
Emergency department triage is the process of assessing and prioritizing patients who arrive at the emergency department (ED) based on the severity of their condition. Triage helps healthcare professionals determine the order in which patients should be treated, ensuring that those with the most urgent needs receive prompt medical attention.
It's important to note that emergency department triage is a dynamic process, and patients' conditions can change rapidly. Triage decisions are made based on the available information and can be adjusted as new information becomes available or the patient's condition changes.
The goal of triage is to ensure that the most critical patients receive immediate care while also managing the overall flow and workload of the emergency department.