triage table

triage table

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.

Table purpose:

Number of rows:

Links to:

  • MAIN on stay_id

Important considerations

  • There is no time associated with triage observations. The closest approximation to triage time is the intime of the patient from the MAIN table.

Table columns

Name Postgres data type
stay_id INTEGER NOT NULL
temp NUMERIC(10, 4)
HR NUMERIC(10, 4)
RR NUMERIC(10, 4)
SaO2 NUMERIC(10, 4)
Pain NUMERIC(10, 4)
Acuity NUMERIC(10, 4)
SBP NUMERIC(10, 4)
DBP NUMERIC(10, 4)

stay_id

An identifier which uniquely identifies a single emergency department stay for a single patient.

temp

The patient’s temperature in degrees Celsius.

HR

The patient’s heart rate.

RR

The patient’s respiratory rate.

SaO2

The patient’s peripheral oxygen saturation.

Pain

The level of pain self-reported by the patient, on a scale of 0-10.

Acuity

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

SBP, DBP

The patient’s systolic and diastolic blood pressure, respectively, measured in millimitres of mercury (mmHg).


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