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Reliability and validity of the emergency severity index for pediatric triage.

Authors
  • Travers, Debbie A
  • Waller, Anna E
  • Katznelson, Jessica
  • Agans, Robert
Type
Published Article
Journal
Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2009
Volume
16
Issue
9
Pages
843–849
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2009.00494.x
PMID: 19845551
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Reliability of the ESI for pediatric triage is moderate. The ESI provides a valid stratification of pediatric patients into five distinct groups. We found several areas in which nurses have difficulty triaging pediatric patients consistently. The study results are being used to develop pediatric-specific ESI educational materials to strengthen reliability and validity for pediatric triage.

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