Government Hospitals Introduce Triage System.Summary: DUBAI u Government hospitals and primary health centres in the UAE (Uninterruptible Application Error) The name given to a crash in Windows 3.0. In subsequent versions of Windows, a crash was called a "General Protection Fault," "Application Error" or "Illegal Operation." See crash in Windows and abend. have introduced a new triage triage
Division of patients for priority of care, usually into three categories: those who will not survive even with treatment; those who will survive without treatment; and those whose survival depends on treatment. system for suspected H1N1 patients.
Director General of the Ministry of Health Dr Ali Ahmad bin Shakar said the ministry Aa had Aa last week asked healthcare facilities at the primary and secondary healthcare levels to pre-define triage areas (based on severity of condition) before starting a clinical assessment.
He said suspected patients with influenza-like illnesses should be triaged through detailed clinical assessment. If the ill patient in the high-risk group high-risk group Epidemiology A group of people in the community with a higher-than-expected risk for developing a particular disease, which may be defined on a measurable parameter–eg, an inherited genetic defect, physical attribute, lifestyle, habit, falls ill, he/she should be assessed to see if there is a need for: home isolation, hospitalisation and administration of anti-viral or admission to ICU ICU intensive care unit.
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Dubai Health Authority officials said a similar system had been adopted in all facilities under the authority more than a month ago. The authority has also arranged designated waiting areas for people with flu symptoms to prevent them from mixing with other patients and visitors in the general waiting area.
In the Emergency and Trauma Centre in Rashid Hospital, the largest government facility for H1N1 treatment in Dubai, patients are also given the latest guidelines on H1N1 symptoms and treatment.
Dr Viktor Mikhaeel Butrous at the trauma centre said this helped in cases where many people with mild symptoms could self-assess if the symptoms were linked to H1N1 or not, and also to realise the fact that not all patients need to undergo tests for H1N1.
He said suspected patients are also offered face masks to help prevent spread of infection from them. "Only those with severe symptoms need immediate attention and antiviral treatment and only those in the high-risk group need to C be admitted."
Due to the influx of patients presenting with flu symptoms, the hospital has also opened a new clinic exclusively for suspected H1N1cases. "This clinic works for 24 hours Adv. 1. for 24 hours - without stopping; "she worked around the clock"
around the clock, round the clock and the doctor there decide if the patient has to be admitted in the hospital or not," said Dr Butrous.
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"The doctor will advise home isolation or hospital admission for patients depending on their conditions. The decision to give antiviral drug will also be taken by the treating doctor based on the C clinical judgement."
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