Effective Triage and Stabilization of Adults Presenting to the Adult Emergency Room at Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia
The long-term goal of this project is to reduce patient mortality in adults presenting to Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia through the implementation of a standard triage system and basic emergency care curriculum targeted towards nurses, nurse aids, physician assistants, and physicians working in the TriageArea, Emergency Room and Isolation Unit.
Aim 1. Collect baseline and peri/post-intervention data on various emergency medicine indicators including but not limited to 24-hour adult mortality rates, provider triage practices and categorization of patients, documentation and various ER metrics such as time to provider, delivery of care (i.e. IV placement, fluids, medications, antibiotics, etc.) and length of stay.
Aim 2. Implement standardized documentation forms validated by the WHO and develop a Liberia specific basic emergency care curriculum based off the WHO Basic Emergency Care training and AFEM lecture bank.
Aim 3. Measure healthcare worker knowledge acquisition and retention