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Michelle Willis Senior Sister, Paediatric A&E, St Peter’s Hospital, Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Trust, A&E, East Surrey Hospital, Surrey and Sussex NHS Health Care Trust

Michelle Anne Willis describes a new paediatric assessment tool to enhance the Manchester Triage System by enabling childhood accidents to be investigated more accurately

Many A&E departments in the UK have now adopted the Manchester Triage System, a system which selects patients with the highest priority first and works without making assumptions about diagnosis. This selection process is deliberate, and recognises that emergency departments are influenced by the patient’s presenting signs and symptoms (Manchester Triage Group 1997).

Emergency Nurse. 8, 9, 18-22. doi: 10.7748/en2001.02.8.9.18.c1348

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