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Revisions to the Canadian Emergency Department Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS) Guidelines

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  04 March 2015

Michael J. Bullard
Affiliation:
University of Alberta Hospital, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Tom Chan
Affiliation:
The Scarborough Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Colleen Brayman
Affiliation:
Interior Health Authority, Kelowna, BC
David Warren
Affiliation:
Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, University of Western Ontario, London, ON
Erin Musgrave|RN
Affiliation:
Horizon Health Network, NB
Bernard Unger
Affiliation:
Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, QC
Members of the CTAS National Working Group
Affiliation:
includes representatives from the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP), the National Emergency Nurses Affiliation (NENA), l’Association des médecins d’urgence du Qué bec (AMUQ), the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS), and the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC)
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