Triage documentation–based decision support to improve infectious disease risk screening and mitigate exposure

Grace Barajas*, Teresa Zembower, Christina Silkaitis, Julie Brennan, Eileen Brassil, Nancy Nozicka, Matthew Groth, Sharon Ward-Fore, Monica Lau, Lisa Sanders, Omnia Hamilton

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Abstract

Multidisciplinary focus group review of current triage practice identified gaps in identification of potentially infectious diseases. Modifications were made to triage and nursing assessment forms that were easy to maneuver, rapidly modifiable, and provided documentation-based decision support to expedite infection prevention measures. Development of a decision support infectious disease risk screening tool enhances outbreak preparedness, occupational safety, and response.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1063-1065
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume44
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

Keywords

  • emergency management
  • infection prevention
  • occupational safety
  • outbreaks
  • Travel history
  • triage nursing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Barajas, G., Zembower, T., Silkaitis, C., Brennan, J., Brassil, E., Nozicka, N., Groth, M., Ward-Fore, S., Lau, M., Sanders, L., & Hamilton, O. (2016). Triage documentation–based decision support to improve infectious disease risk screening and mitigate exposure. American Journal of Infection Control, 44(9), 1063-1065. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2016.02.025