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

Publication Year: 2018

Edition: 1st Ed.

Authors/Editor: Visser, Lynn Sayre; Montejano, Anna Sivo

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 978-0-82-619627-9

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 81

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The vital information you need to quickly identify acutely ill or injured patients.

This clinical manual focuses on patient-driven chief complaints. Designed to assist in rapidly recognizing potential life-threatening or life-altering conditions, it can be used in a variety of healthcare settings.

Content covers each body system and its most common chief complaints along with first-line questions, assessments, and interventions to prompt the user. Red flag findings, easily identified by the flag icon, denote critical signs and symptoms, while a light bulb icon helps the user locate key tips.

The guide includes evidence-based practice guidelines, reference tables, and checklists for at-a-glance retrieval of information.

Key Features:

  • Common chief complaints with essential tips
  • Unique patient presentations
  • Triage processes, clinical red flags, screening tools
  • Pediatric and older adult considerations
  • Disaster response
  • Active shooter or violent situation action steps


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Visser, Lynn Sayre; Montejano, Anna Sivo
ISBN: 978-0-82-619627-9
Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Trauma
Nursing Process & Diagnosis
Language: English
Edition: 1st Ed.
Pages: 397
Year: 2018
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 81