The Manchester Triage System (MTS) is the most widely used triage system in the UK, Europe and Australia, with tens of millions of patients being processed through hospital emergency departments. It is also used in hospitals throughout Brazil.
Emergency Triage is the core text for the MTS, which utilises a risk averse system of prioritisation for patients in all unscheduled care settings. As such, it is an essential text for all emergency department staff using the MTS, in particular triage nurses. The book is both a training tool and a reference for daily use in the Emergency Department and prehospital settings.
This edition features revised protocols that reflect new approaches to prioritisation, with accompanying revised flowcharts - the core part of the book.
Table of Contents
Members of the original Manchester Triage Group
International Reference Group
Preface to the third edition
Preface to the first edition
1 Introduction, 1
2 The decision-making process and triage, 6
3 The triage method, 11
4 Pain assessment as part of the triage process, 25
5 Patient management, triage and the triage practitioner, 35
6 Auditing the triage process, 42
7 Telephone triage, 47
8 Beyond prioritisation, 54
Presentational flow chart index, 62
Presentational flow charts, 64
Discriminator dictionary, 174
General discriminators, 190
Kevin Mackway-Jones, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Manchester
Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
Janet Marsden, Professor of Ophthalmology and Emergency Care, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
Jill Windle, Lecturer Practitioner in Emergency Nursing, Salford Royal Hospital, Salford, UK