North Carolina — Targeted Issue
Evaluation of the Emergency Severity Index for Pediatric Triage
March 1, 2005 - Feb. 29, 2008
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Principal Investigator(s)
- Award Amount
|Name||Roles||Agency||Mailing Address||Office Phone|
|Anna Waller, ScD||
||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Annotated Bibliography-Pediatric Triage Literature||2006||PDF document||
|Set of 25 Pediatric Case Studies: Emergency Department Triage||2010||PDF document||
|ESI for Pediatric Triage Webcast||2010||Webcast/webinar||
|Emergency Severity Index (ESI), A Triage Tool for Emergency Department Care. Version 4 Implementation Handbook, 2012||2012||This handbook covers all details of the Emergency Severity Indexa five level emergency department (ED) triage algorithm that provides clinically relevant stratification of patients into five groups from least to most urgent based on acuity and, unique to ESI, resource needs. This edition ntroduces a new section (Chapter 6), developed in response to numerous requests for more detailed information on using the ESI algorithm with pediatric populations. The section recognizes that the needs of children in the emergency room differ from the needs of adults, including:
Different physiological and psychological responses to stressors.
More susceptibility to a range of conditions, such as viruses, dehydration, or radiation sickness.
Limited ability to communicate with care providers; thus harder to quickly and accurately assess.
In keeping with our mission to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans, one of AHRQ's areas of emphasis is improved training for the health care workforce. This handbook will provide invaluable assistance to ED nurses, physicians, and administrators in the
implementation of a comprehensive ESI educational program. In turn, a well-implemented ESI program will help hospital emergency departments rapidly identify patients in need of immediate attention, and better identify patients who could safely and more efficiently be seen in a fast-track or urgent-care area rather than in the main ED.
|Reliability and validity of the emergency severity index for pediatric triage.||2009||Travers, D., Waller A., Katznelson J., & Agans R||Academic Emergency Medicine, 16(9), 843-849||19845551|
|Creation of a Validated Set of Pediatric Case Scenarios for the Emergency Severity Index Triage System||2006||Katznelson J, Hohenhaus S, Travers D, Agans R, Trocinski D, Waller A||Acad Emerg Med||0|
|Is the ESI reliable for pediatric triage?||2006||Rosenau A, for the Pediatric ESI Research Consortium (A Waller, D Trocinski, D Travers, V Rupp, A Rosenau, N Mecham, J Katznelson, S Hohenhaus, T Eubanks, D Eitel, R Agans)||Annals of Emergency Medicine||0|
|Reliability of the Emergency Severity Index Version 4||2006||Travers D, Agans R, Eitel D, Mecham N, Rosenau A, Tanabe P, Trocinski D, Waller A||Acad Emerg Med||0|