Licensed Practical Nurses in Team Triage: A Safe Way to Address Nursing Shortages in the Emergency Department


Due to the significant RN workforce shortage impacting Emergency Medicine coupled with increased ED crowding, there is a significant need to evaluate the integration of LPNs into Team Triage to place IV catheters and perform blood draws. This study shows that incorporating LPNs in Team Triage is a productive and safe way to address nursing shortages in Emergency Medicine.

https://www.cureus.com/articles/165781-licensed-practical-nurses-in-team-triage-a-safe-way-to-address-nursing-shortages-in-the-emergency-department#!/

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