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2020 May 14

Int Emerg Nurs

Evaluation of a new rapid assessment and treatment (RAT) tablet app for Emergency Department (ED) nurses: Is earlier identification of investigations and treatments feasible?


Although doctor-led RAT has advantages, serial processing (triage – investigation – treatment) still predominates in UK EDs. We have designed a RAT decision-support app to assist ED nurses to select investigations and treatments at initial patient assessment and aid acuity scoring.