Figure 1 right other benefits to this type of decision support tool include the ability to3 o provide a standardized structure for telephone assessment o assist in sound decision making o offer legal protection for providers implementation of the ons telephone triage guidelines also. Emergency nurses association making the right decision a triage curriculum course instructor manual des plaines il ena 1995 39 42 17 grafstein e bullard mj warren d unger b the ctas national working group revision of the canadian emergency department information system cedis presenting complaint list version 11 cjem 200810151 61 18 warren dw jarvis a leblanc l . Telephone triage assessing the priority and need for assistance and advice this guide for nurses general practitioners and anyone who might consult on the telephone describes the essential ingredients in managing the process because the guide is primarily aimed at gps working out of hours the analogies chosen often refer to dr x however there telephone triage techniques read more . The board has a decision making tool to assist individual nurses with scope of practice determinations the scope of practice decision making model or dmm for short the dmm was developed by board staff to assist nurses in making well founded scope of practice decisions the dmm contains eight questions and is intended to be used in sequence beginning at the top with question number one if a . The objective of triage is to prioritize patients with a high likelihood of early clinical deterioration triage of trauma patients considers vital signs and prehospital clinical course mechanism of injury patient age and known or suspected comorbid conditions findings that lead to an accelerated workup include multiple injuries extremes of age evidence of severe neurologic injury
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