Book Reviews

Fast Facts for the Triage Nurse

Title:  Fast Facts for the Triage Nurse – An Orientation and Care Guide in a Nutshell

Authors: Lynn Sayre Visser, Anna Simon Montejano, Valarie Arne Grossman

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, New York. 2015

ISBN: 978-0-8261-2266-7

Pages: 248


From the preface the authors indicate that the book is designed for new and seasoned nurses, preceptors, educators and management teams with foundational skills that can be used throughout the triage orientation process and also as a tool for the practicing triage nurse.


This is a very readable book that covers the many complex issues related to successful triage and includes:

Orientation and precepting at triage

Tips for success

Legal issues

Acuity scales


Current trends

Advanced Triage Protocols

Red flag presentations

Special population considerations and

Case studies


The book is American based so that many of the legal considerations are not relevant to outside the USA (Chapter 7) and the reader would need to be aware of local policy, procedures and legal requirements

Reviewers comments:

This is an excellent text for nurses and management who have the responsibility for the establishment and conduct of a triage system.

It is also a valuable resource for nurses who are beginning the triage role and for educators who have the responsibility for orientation of nurses to triage.

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