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• 2/2/2018

Triage at the ED

If it isn't already planned, it would be great to implement the figure of a nurse at the emergency department entrance that assign priority codes (red, yellow, green /priority 1 2 3) to patients. And patients with high will be treated first.
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• 2/2/2018
Hi, we indeed have a priority system (also with three levels assigned to arriving patients). Interesting point about the color coding, I guess it's mostly used in disasters/mass casualty situations.
• 2/2/2018
The most two used systems are colors and number. Colors are used also in hospital, not only in mass casualty or ambulance dispatch. Eg. a miocardial infarction is a red code/priority 1.
In the picture there is an example of a colour and numeric triage.

It could be interesting, because in the game, if I'm expecting a red code, I'll keep free my shock room and my best doctors
• 2/3/2018
Yes, this is called Manchester Triage System and, afaik, it's a very popular method of classification of arriving patients at ER units. Usually done by the most experienced nurse in ER.
• 2/15/2018
120 minute wait time in ER, ouch. Almost all hospitals in my state have wait times under an hour. The triage system looks interesting though and I definitely think it would add more depth and immersion into the game.
• 2/17/2018
UK has diffferent systen - some hopstials have minor units where they seen for minor injures - that separates from majors - for very very illness or very bad injuries
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