Book Reviews

Rapid Access Guide for Triage and Emergency Nurses

Title: Rapid Access Guide for Triage and Emergency Nurses

Authors: Lynn Sayre Visser & Anna Sivo Montejano

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, New York 2018

ISBN: 9780826196279

Pages: 397 pages


The focus of this handy resource is on identifying patients who require immediate or rapid intervention and care and to help you as the clinician in your clinical practice.


Triage Down & Dirty

How to use the guide

Screening Tools and Checklists

Paediatric Considerations

Waiting Room Issues

Legal Issues

Chapters on High Risk Presentations / Emergencies






Male Reproductive




Ear, Nose & Throat


Bites and Stings

Infectious Disease




Each of the chapters cover the Chief Complaints, Red Flags and Key Tips. Also, throughout each section there is a space for you to make your own additional notes


The book was written for the American market and as such there are some sections that are not relevant to Australian Practice. These include – Legal Issues, Envenomation and the Vaccinations Regimes.


This is very easy to read and easy to find what you are looking up. The spaces allocated for you to customise the book to meet you own needs is an excellent idea. The space could be used for listing your contact numbers and unit policy and procedure rules related to the individual sections

Reviewer Comments:

This is an excellent resource guide for all emergency nurses. It is easy to read and to find what you are looking for.

I would certainly recommend this tool for both the novice and experienced clinician and for Emergency Departments to add one to their unit library

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