Site icon Horizon Healthcare Staffing

What Does a Triage Nurse Do?

Triage can be defined as the evaluation and categorization of the sick or wounded when there are insufficient resources for medical care of everyone at once. Trauma is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for people ages 1 to 44, and costs approximately $260 billion annually. Fewer than 8 percent of hospitals in the U.S. have a trauma center. The most common modern day causes of trauma is 1) car accident 2) falls 3) violence 4) gunshot wounds 5) fires 6) burns. For more information about what a triage nurse does, check out the infographic below made by nursing school hub.



Source: nursing school hub

Exit mobile version