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International Journal of Surgery Science
Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part A (2018)

Obstetric triage-time to prioritize emergency

Author(s): Dr. Vinu Choudhary and Dr. Surendra
Abstract: Introduction: Triage concepts have shifted the focus of obstetric care to include obstetric triage units. This includes a standard clinical triage assessment by a midwife, within 15 min of attendance, leading to assignment to a category of clinical urgency.
Methodology
Aim: To determine the number and type of patients entering the unit and whether a formal triage would improve efficiency of care. All patients entering the labour and delivery unit were analyzed for a period of six months (979 Cases) from May 2018 to October 2018 at a tertiary care centre.
Conclusion: There should be clear guidelines and protocols for the initial assessment of maternal and fetal wellbeing as well action for each level of severity. The quality of service should be audited providing scope for continuous improvement.
Key Message: Understanding the role of obstetric triage in the current health care environment is important for both providers and health care leadership.
Pages: 05-08  |  1349 Views  891 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Vinu Choudhary, Dr. Surendra. Obstetric triage-time to prioritize emergency. Int J Surg Sci 2018;2(3):05-08.
International Journal of Surgery Science