Triage methods in children, a systematic review
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Mother and Child Care Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
Master of pediatric nursing student, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
Master of community health nursing student, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
Nurse, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
Instructor, department of pediatric nursing, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran
Online publication date: 2018-03-01
Publication date: 2018-03-01
Electron J Gen Med 2018;15(3):em26
Aim and Objective:
There are several methods for the triage of children, but the preference for using these methods in different conditions is unknown to many researchers. The purpose of this study is to investigate the most widely used pediatric triage in the 10 years ago published articles.

All internal and external studies conducted in over the past 10 years have been used by the Iran country’s databases such as Magiran, MEDLIB, SID, Iranmedex, using triage keywords, children’s triage, children’s trauma and children’s emergencies, as well as Latin databases such as CINHAL, Pubmed, Scopus and Google scholar were reviewed and data were analyzed using meta-analysis (random effect model).

The main 65 articles from among the 165 articles studied in the children’s triage were studied. The most important triage methods used include ESI, telephone triage, PCTAS, and MTS. ESI more and Jumpstart less than others being used.

There are different methods for children’s triage, but both ESI and telephony triage methods are more commonly used in children’s triage.

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