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Rapid Access Guide for Triage and Emergency Nurses: Chief Complaints with High Risk Presentations

by Lynn Sayre Visser and Anna Sivo Montejano Springer Publishing Company
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Pbk 397 pages
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The vital information you need for performing accurate, lifesaving triage at your fingertips


Rapid Access Guide for Triage and Emergency Nurses is the first pocket-sized clinical manual for triage nurses. Designed to quickly identify and rank the risk of emergent conditions, this guide delivers emergency essentials that cover initial assessment, acuity level assessment, high risk situations, and screening tools in bite-size, bulleted bursts.


Content covers each body system and their most common chief complaints along with questions, assessments, and interventions to determine the level of urgency. Red flag presentations (highlighted with a red flag icon) denote critical signs and symptoms.


The guide includes evidence-based practice guidelines throughout and patient flow diagrams, reference tables, and checklists for at-a-glance retrieval of information. Most chapters contain blank spaces for taking notes, inscribing important phone numbers, or pasting facility-specific policies and procedures.


Key Features:


  • Triage processes, clinical red flags, screening tools

  • Pediatric and geriatric special concerns

  • Guidance on managing the waiting room

  • Common litigious triage situations

  • Disaster response

  • Directives for active shooter and violent scenarios


Contributors and Reviewers




1. Triage Down and Dirty

2. The Secrets to Using This Guide

3. Screening Tools and Checklists

4. Pediatric Considerations

5. Older Adult Considerations

6. Waiting Room Issues

7. Legal Issues

Introduction to High-Risk Presentations

8. Respiratory Emergencies

9. Cardiac Emergencies

10. Neurologic Emergencies

11. Abdominal Emergencies

12. Obstetric Emergencies

13. Gynecologic Emergencies

14. Male Reproductive Emergencies

15. Behavioral Health Emergencies

16. Toxicology Emergencies

17. Eye Emergencies

18. Ear, Nose, and Throat Emergencies

19. Musculoskeletal Emergencies

20. Bite and Sting Emergencies

21. Infectious Disease Emergencies

22. Trauma Emergencies

23. Burn Emergencies

24. Unique Situation Emergencies

25. Active Shooter and/or Active Violence

26. Emergency Management During a Disaster


Additional Reading


Lynn Sayre Visser and Anna Sivo Montejano.