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Cognitive biases regarding utilization of Emergency Severity Index among emergency nurses.

Essa CD, Victor G, Khan SF, et al. Cognitive biases regarding utilization of emergency severity index among emergency nurses. Am J Emerg Med. 2023;73:63-68. doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2023.08.021.

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October 4, 2023
Essa CD, Victor G, Khan SF, et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2023;73:63-68.
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Emergency department triage nurses use their knowledge, experience, expertise, and critical thinking skills to prioritize patients by severity, ensuring the sickest patients are seen first. This study sought to identify cognitive biases that may negatively impact nurses' triage decision making. In a scenario describing a patient at Emergency Severity Index (ESI) level 1, the highest level, only 51% of nurses selected the cognitively unbiased triage response.

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Essa CD, Victor G, Khan SF, et al. Cognitive biases regarding utilization of emergency severity index among emergency nurses. Am J Emerg Med. 2023;73:63-68. doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2023.08.021.

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