The TRIAGE table
The TRIAGE table contains information about the patient when they were first triaged in the emergency department. Patients are assessed at triage by a single care provider and asked a series of questions to assess their current health status. Their vital signs are measured and a level of acuity is assigned. Based on the level of acuity, the patient either waits in the waiting room for later attention, or is prioritized for immediate care.
Table source: Emergency department database.
Number of rows:
- MAIN on
- There is no time associated with triage observations. The closest approximation to triage time is the
intimeof the patient from the MAIN table.
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An identifier which uniquely identifies a single emergency department stay for a single patient.
The patient’s temperature in degrees Celsius.
The patient’s heart rate.
The patient’s respiratory rate.
The patient’s peripheral oxygen saturation.
The level of pain self-reported by the patient, on a scale of 0-10.
The assigned acuity level for the patient. The acuity level determines how immediately the patient requires care:
- 1 - Not urgent
- 5 - Must be admitted and seen by medical staff immediately
The patient’s systolic and diastolic blood pressure, respectively, measured in millimitres of mercury (mmHg).
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