Emergency Care Center – Triage  


Unit Profile 

Unit name

 Emergency Care Center – Triage 

Patient population

 Any age group

Mixed gender

Hours of operation

 24 hours/ 7 days per week

Number of beds

 Triage Assessment Area : 5 examination bays

Triage Reception with L & D assessment cubicle

Occupancy Rate

 450 – 650 visits per day

2-4 trauma / 5 – 15 acute care patients per day

Staff categories

 Registered Nurse

Unit Assistant

Patient Care Technician

Patient Escort

Primary patient diagnoses

  •  Trauma: Multisystem penetrating and blunt trauma; thoracic, abdominal, head spinal and orthopedic trauma. Burns, Maxillofacial, Neurological, Neurovascular, Surgical, Plastic, Renal Genitourinary, gastrointestinal, Neonatal and obstetric conditions.
  • Emergency: Shock – respiratory cardiogenic, neurological, neurogenic, spinal, hypovolemic, toxic, endocrine, gastrointestinal, infectious, environmental, hematological, toxic, Ob/Gyn, ENT, ocular, medical, surgical, orthopedic/traumatic.

Fractures/dislocations and amputations.  Psychiatric, social oncology, cardiothoracic, neurosurgical, burns, falls, MVA, congenital anomalies, scorpion/snake exposure, and near drowning.


  •  Triaging of the following patients :
    • Labour and Delivery
    • Medical Emergencies
    • Trauma /MVA
    • Toxicological Emergencies
  • Initial Assessments including First Aid treatment
  • Basic/Advanced Life Support for patient coming with private cars.
  • Receiving patient coming with ambulances.
  • C-Spine Immobilization
  • Emergency Delivery
  • Disaster Response
  • Receiving referral from other clinic
  • Receiving direct admission to the hospital

Nursing care Delivery system

 Total Patient Care in a Partnership Model 

Last Modified

03-Sep-2014 09:56 AM