Triage prehospitalt
: Faktorer som har betydelse för sjuksköterskans bedömning

Translated title of the thesis: Prehospitalt triage: Factors relevant to the nurse's assessment
  • Marie Juhlin
  • Ingela Liljeqvist

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Background: The foundation of a well functioning healthcare service is correct patient assessment and onward referral to the appropriate level of care. It is important that this transfer is conducted safely and effectively and that care considerations are the same no matter how the initial contact is made. Optimally the patient is evaluated by a triage trained specialist nurse before arrival at the hospital. Aim: The aim of this study is to highlight factors which are relevant to the nurse´s triage assessment pre-hospital. Method: Literature study. Results: This literature study discusses a number of factors which are important to the nurse in the process of triage evaluation e.g. triage training, work experience, and the psycho-social workplace environment. Discussion: Special training in triage procedures, the nurse's work experience and the psycho-social workplace environment have an affect on the triage evaluation process. The discussion emphasises the need for quality control and suggests the need for more studies in regard to pre-hospital medical care. Conclusion: Many factors are relevant to the nurse's triage assessment, both triage training, work experience and psychosocial work environment. A common quality documents is also a prerequisite for a good triage work. The discussion highlights the need for quality assurance and that more studies be performed in the prehospital operations.

    Date of Award2011-Jul-11
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorMarie Rask (Supervisor)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Nursing

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • nurse
    • triage
    • assessment
    • prehospital
    • decision-making

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