Triage is a process that is critical to the effective management of modern emergency departments. Triage systems aim, not only to ensure clinical justice for the patient but also to provide an effective tool for departmental organisation, monitoring and evaluation.
The Emergency Department at AIG Hospitals has a dedicated Triage Area, where an ALS Trained Nurse, follows a specialised Triage system and triages patients on the basis of how critical the illness or injury is at the time of presentation to the Emergency Department.
Triage or the first point of public contact with the Emergency Department.
Triaging ensures that the most critically ill patient gets medical attention on priority, without delay. It plays a major role during incidents of multiple injuries and mass causalities such as at the time of Code Red.