TRIAGE CONSIDERATIONS: Not only at The Triage Desk

TRIAGE CONSIDERATIONS: Not only at The Triage Desk

Maylene Fong (CNS and ED nurse) and Marcia Carr present for Cathy Sendecki
(GEN) on differences to look at when triaging an older adult

Objectives

  • To accurately identify acuity and potential problems of the older adult
    presenting to ER.

  • To provide user-friendly tools to help ED staff with older adult’s
    needs for referral, management

Content overview

  • CTAS with emphasis on presentations specific to older adults

  • Toolkit

  • ISAR and TRST

  • risk assessment

  • key roles: continuity of care; proactive care planning