We recommend the creation of a triage committee at each facility to include staff from the emergency centre and the training department.
The South African Triage Scale (adult version) provides valid acuity ratings when used by doctors and enrolled nursing assistants.
With the CompPartners program, a 24/7 call center receives and processes the claim and a triage case manager is assigned while the injured employee is still in the process of seeking medical care.
Emerald Claims Management implemented the intake and triage program at the first of July (2010) with TransCare Corporation, a medical transportation company in the Mid-Atlantic with more than a dozen operating locations and 2,500 employees.
Its Medical Intake and Triage model along with its rigorous Return to Work model allow ECM to provide speedy and personal attention to its clients' and their injured employees.
It is the only program that integrates compliance and risk management functions with an automated Y2K triage function.
Users can now view, in graph form, the triage risk and priority factors of all company assets and resources, along with the extent of the risk, appropriately color coded.
Further, the Cape Triage Score (CTS) used triage discriminators that allow appropriate triage in cases with normal physiology (e.
The TEWS score was then matched to the SATS discriminator list and an appropriate triage score allocated.
The triage tool they propose is a modification of a modified tool--while both the original Australasian Triage Score and the Canadian modification have been shown to work well at identifying priorities in their settings, there is no evidence that this could be extrapolated to our setting.
Furthermore, our own studies have shown that the reliability and validity of the triage scores applied are related to the complexity of the tool and the level of the triage nurse.