The Expected Role of Triage Nurse in Emergency Reception of a University Hospital, in Egypt

Nora Elsayed, Eglal Ahmed, Magda A/Elhamid


Triage is a system used by medical or emergency personnel to give care when the number of casualties needing care exceeds the resources available to perform care. It is designed to help those who can most benefit from the available care. The current study aimed to identify the expected role of the triage nurse at EL-Manial University Emergency Reception. A descriptive exploratory design used to achieve the aim of the present study. The study was carried out at EL-Manial University Emergency Reception. Convenient samples of (96) doctors and (34) staff nurses working at EL-Manial University Emergency Reception were included in the study. For the purpose of this study, the investigator developed an expected role of triage nurse questionnaire consisted of two parts as follow: The first part concerned with socio-demographic data and the second part concerned with expected role of triage nurse. Result of this study, the current study showed that there was significant difference between expected role of triage nurse and years of experience. The results concluded that there was a consensus about most activities of the expected role of triage nurse between nurses and medical groups. The study recommended that consider, revise and approve the proposed job description of triage nurse at Emergency department in El-Manial University Hospital: a) dissemination of the triage nurse job description and b) developed the proposed flyer containing information about triage nurse role, triage, and system and disseminated among emergency nurses.

Keywords: Triage, Role expectation and Emergency Reception

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