Telephone Health Assessment: Guidelines for Practice
Thoroughly revised and updated, this resource helps nurses and other health care providers accurately assess a patient's health problem over the telephone. It provides concise yet comprehensive interview questions as well as triage guidelines for the nurse to follow based on the caller's responses. Each topic is fully covered on a two-page spread with information readily available at a glance. Includes a documentation tablet for adult and pediatric patients.
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