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Triage system in emergency medicine

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Arian Zaboli, Hospital of Merano, Italy

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Triage is critical important for emergency medicine. It refers to prioritize medical care to patients according to the severity of their condition. Besides, the medical resource is not always sufficient in an emergency department due to the crowding and staff burnout at times.

A good triage system should help emergency departments to organize and manage the flow of patients, which is becoming more and more important as the number of patients continues to increase. In addition, a good triage system must be able to distinguish patients who need rapid assessment and management from patients who can wait safely.

A number of such systems have been developed and applied in use in clinics over the years. In order to summarize the development of triage systems in recent years, we have decided to launch a BMC Emergency Medicine collection “Triage system in emergency medicine”.

We invited submissions from all aspects of this developing field including, but not limited to:

- New triage scale,

- Applications of triage systems in clinics,

- AI in triage system,

- Strategies for improving the triage system stratification,

- ongoing crowding of emergency department and solution, etc.

- development and evaluation of triage systems for mass casualty incidents.

The collection is closed.

In case of questions, you can email to the Editor of BMC Emergency Medicine at guangde.tu@biomedcentral.com.

Our guest editor:

Arian Zaboli

New Content ItemDr. Arian Zaboli is a clinical nurse specialist working in emergency department, Hospital of Merano, Italy. After graduating in nursing, he completed a master's degree in emergency medicine. He is currently studying the topic of triage and its development, both by studying well-known triage systems and by collaborating in the development of new triage systems. He has currently published more than 30 articles in leading peer-reviewed journals in the field of emergency medicine.




Articles:

  1. Planning to improve the professional capabilities of triage nurses requires determining the level of professional capabilities and its determinants. In this regard, the present study was conducted to determine...

    Authors: Maryam Aghabarary, Zahra Pourghaedi and Mostafa Bijani
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:38

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    Authors: Qiang Ji, Jun Tang, Shulian Li and Junjie Chen
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:1
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    Authors: Teklu Tsegai Bahlibi, Eyasu Habte Tesfamariam, Yonatan Mehari Andemeskel and Ghidey Gebreyohannes Weldegiorgis
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2022 22:190
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    Authors: Shingo Ito, Hideki Asai, Yasuyuki Kawai, Shunji Suto, Sachiko Ohta and Hidetada Fukushima
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2022 22:160
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    Authors: Pauli Vuorinen, Joonas Kiili, Essi Alanko, Heini Huhtala, Jyrki Ollikainen, Piritta Setälä and Sanna Hoppu
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2022 22:146

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