Provider in triage: is this a place for nurse practitioners? Journal Article


Authors: Bahena, D.; Andreoni, C
Article Title: Provider in triage: is this a place for nurse practitioners?
Abstract: The role of nurse practitioners (NPs) in emergency care continues to evolve. A new and exciting role is the provider-in-triage (PIT) role. This innovative role has been implemented in many emergency departments (EDs) across the country. It was developed primarily as a front-end strategy to improve throughput of patients receiving emergency care. The PIT process uses a provider, physician, NP, or physician assistant in the triage area. Patient satisfaction, quality measures, and financial improvements have been attributed to using a PIT. The emergency NP is an optimal choice for this role. Advanced emergency nursing knowledge, skills, and decision making confer the NP a cost-effective provider to improve throughput in the ED while providing quality emergency care.
Journal Title: Advanced emergency nursing journal
Volume: 35
Issue: 4
ISSN: 1931-4493; 1931-4485
Publisher: Unknown  
Journal Place: United States
Date Published: 2013
Start Page: 332
End Page: 343
Language: eng
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Notes: JID: 101285075; ppublish