What is the correct response to a mother presenting to your triage window with a small child in her arms that appears: dusky with discolored nail beds, listless, and retractions?
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A. Grab the child from mom and run immediately to a room. B. Call the Flow Facilitator and attempt room placement. C. Call the ER physician to request orders. D. Shake the child to attempt to arouse the child. E. Immediately push the \code\ button on the wall and administer high flow oxygen via a large volume device while in the triage room.
The Triage room is the room or area in the hospital (usually located in the emergency room) where the medical determination process is conducted. This is the area where the Triage nurse or medical personnel in charge determines the severity or priority of a patient’s condition.
The word Triage comes from the French word “trier” (verb), which means to select, separate or sift. The main goal of the Triage process is to correctly determine the order of priority when it comes to emergency treatment.