Tag: Health Advice Line

Overcrowding in Emergency Rooms and Telephone Triage

Crowding in an emergency room is as it sounds: the ER is crowded with too many patients. Common causes include:  Increased number of uninsured that are waiting longer to seek medical care, and are sicker when they seek care, requiring more medical care Increase in population Reduction in the number of ERs An aging population... Read more »

Living and Coping with Arthritis

Arthritis pain can be frustrating. Nagging and crippling arthritis pain can continue day after day. How much happier would you be if you could stop your arthritis pain right now and feel great all day? Knowing the nature of the disease can really bring you the right answers. What is arthritis? Arthritis comprises over 100... Read more »

The ABC's of Telephone Triage Services

Telephone triage is more than answering health questions.  Telephone triage nurses must be able to assess a client’s health concerns without the advantage of visual inspection or face-to-face interaction.  Nurses must rely on their communication skills, knowledge of disease processes, and normal growth and development for all age groups in order to ascertain an accurate... Read more »
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