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When most people think of triage, they think of nurses making sense of the chaos caused by 141 million annual visits to the ED.
Patients who are part of this massive onslaught of unscheduled care arrive daily at any hour, and the first person they see is someone in triage, usually a nurse, whose job is to quickly figure out who needs to be seen in what order.
In my early practice years, my ignorant impression was that triage was for dummies – all one had to do was just sit there and assign patients to a room.
Many years of experience and observation have taught me otherwise – that triage is where the best and brightest nurses should be.