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Betydelsen av triagesjuksköterskans kliniska erfarenhet i triagebedömningen på akutmottagning: En kvantitativ sekundäranalys
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The importance of triage nurses clinical experience in triage assessments at the emergency department : A quantitative secondary analysis (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Triage är numera en viktig del i den moderna sjukvården och innebär prioritering och sortering av patienter. Triagebedömningen utförs oftast av en triagesjuksköterska och då med hjälp av en triageskala som till stor del är avgörande för hur länge patienten bedöms kunna vänta på läkarbedömning. I Sverige är den mest frekvent använda triageskalan RETTS. Dock har studier visat på olikheter i triagenivåer och att triagebedömningen skulle påverkas av triagesjuksköterskans erfarenhet.

Syfte: Syftet var att undersöka om det i triagebedömningar på akutmottagning fanns skillnader som berodde på triagesjuksköterskans kliniska erfarenhet sett utifrån triagenivå och ESS-algoritm vid användandet av triageskalan RETTS.

Metod: Studien hade en kvantitativ metod och en sekundäranalys av rådata från 2014 genomfördes. Rådatan bestod av enkäter utformade som patientfall vilka hade fyllts i av triagesjuksköterskor från två akutmottagningar i södra Sverige. Dataanalysen gjordes med deskriptiv analys samt med jämförande statistik, Chi2-test.

Resultat: Resultaten redovisades utifrån triagenivå, ESS-algoritm samt kommentarer. Skillnaderna mellan de olika erfarenheterna presenterades i tre olika erfarenhetskategorier. I resultatet framkom att det fanns skillnader i triagenivå, ESS-algoritm samt antal kommentarer. Enbart i en analys förekom en signifikant skillnad mellan de olika erfarenhetsgrupperna.  

Slutsats: Resultatet visade på skillnader i triagenivåer och ESS-algoritmer men däremot visade inte resultatet i tillräckligt hög utsträckning vad dessa berodde på. Då skillnader i triagebedömningen utgör en patientsäkerhetsrisk samt ökar kostnaden för vården behövs vidare forskning för att försöka ta reda på anledningen till skillnaderna.

Abstract [en]

Background: Triage has now become an important part of modern health care and involves prioritizing and sorting of patients. It is usually performed by a nurse and with the help of a triage scale. The triage scale is critical for how long the patient can wait to see the doctor. In Sweden the most common triage scale is RETTS. However, studies have shown differences in the triage level and that the triage assessment could be affected by the experience of the triage nurse.

Aim: The aim of the study was to investigate if there were any differences in the triage assessment at emergency departments depending on the clinical experience of the triage nurse in reference to the triage level and ESS-algorithm when using the triage scale RETTS.

Method: A quantitative study and a secondary analysis was carried out based on data from 2014. The collection of the data has been carried out in two different emergency departments in the South of Sweden through written patient scenarios. Data were analyzed with descriptive statistics and The Chi-square Test.

Result: The results was shown in the categories triage level, ESS-algorithm and comments. The differences between experiences was displayed in three different categories. The result showed differences in triage levels, ESS-algorithms and in the number of comments. However, only in one analysis was there a significant difference between the different groups of experiences.

Conclusion: The result has shown that there were differences in the triage levels and ESS-algorithms but the result has not sufficiently given an explanation as to why these differences occur. As the differences in the triage assessments constitutes a risk for the patients and increases costs for the health care further research need to be done to try to find out the reason for the differences.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 37
Keywords [en]
Triage, triage assessment, triage level, nurse, experience, emergency department
Keywords [sv]
Triage, triagebedömning, triagenivå, triagesjuksköterska, erfarenhet, akutmottagning
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82620OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-82620DiVA, id: diva2:1316752
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Vårdvetenskap
Educational program
Specialist Nursing Programme, with Specialism in Emergency Care, 60 credits
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