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NCLEX®-PN Exam Prep, Second Edition by Clara Hurd, Dr. Diann Sloan, Wilda Rinehart

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Chapter 18. Emergency Care

Provision of emergency care within the hospital setting is primarily the domain of the registered nurse; however, there are times when the licensed practical nurse is responsible for assessing and intervening for the client in an emergency situation. This section will cover basic aspects of emergency care that might be provided by the licensed practical nurse.

A primary principle in providing emergency care is triage, or the sorting of clients into one of three categories:

Emergent

Urgent

Nonurgent

Using this system, the clients with the most life-threatening conditions are cared for first. This is different from the triage applied in disasters or in field situations where scarce resources are allocated to care ...

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