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Lynn Sayre Visser, MSN, RN, PHN, CEN, CPEN, FAEN has been a nurse for over 25 years devoting her career to emergency nursing, triage education, mentoring others, and writing about topics that impact nursing. She is a change-agent and philanthropist and has been published in a variety of arenas including books, journals, and blogs. She is the co-author of Fast Facts for the Triage Nurse: An Orientation and Care Guide, Essentials for the Triage Nurse (available in the United Kingdom), and Rapid Access Guide for Triage and Emergency Nurses. She has been recognized for her work with multiple book awards as well as the Sigma Theta Tau Edith Moore Copeland Founders Award for excellence in creativity. She is a graduate of the University of California Davis, Samuel Merritt University, Walden University, and Semester at Sea. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Nursing with an emphasis in education and a double Bachelor of Science degree in exercise physiology and nursing.


"A gem of a book, straight to the point with a wealth of knowledge in a nutshell. This condensed, compact and comprehensive quick resource zeroes in on all the essentials of triage nursing. Clear and concise, this book is a must for all emergency department nurses."--Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio, RN, PhD
"Not just for nurses. EMS, check this book out! I am a 20+ year paramedic and EMS educator, and I found many of the principles of this book to be very relevant to EMS.... a book that works for both hospital and pre-hospital education."--Lori Gallian, EMT-P
"Very impressed by the layout, organization, readability and up-to-date information in this handy reference. Any triage nurse will be a step ahead by having this practice guide- it's like having a seasoned ED nurse in your pocket at all times. Excellent, excellent!"--Beth Hawkes, "Nurse Beth", Career Columnist, Writer, Speaker
A concise yet comprehensive reference that cuts to the chase, just like a good emergency nurse. With content covering hot topics such as active shooter situations, pain management, and human trafficking, this book has something for triage nurses at all stages of the novice to expert continuum.--Jean A. Proehl, RN, MN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, FAEN, FAAN
A thorough, concise, and well written handbook providing important information for anyone working in the triage arena. A quick read that keeps your attention and delivers down to earth, in the trenches, dialogue with pertinent, friendly advice and examples. Everything that can walk into the triage area is covered in a succinct yet encompassing way. Well done!!--Pat Clutter, RN, MEd, CEN, FAEN
The authors did an excellent job writing an accurate and up to date guide for triage nurses. 'FAST FACTS' found within each chapter is invaluable! As a nurse with 23 years of ER and critical care experience I would like to see a copy of this book on every triage desk! --Laurie Pittman, BSN, RN, CPEN, Staff Nurse
...for your novice nurse to your most tenured nurse in the department. This book truly has something for everyone in the ED, not only the triage the nurse. The chapters are broken down so no matter your expertise level you can understand what is being presented and learn to provide the best care possible for your patients."--Mike Hastings, MSN, RN, CEN "Clinical Manager Emergency Department"
"....an easy-to-read guide living up to its claim of providing information "in a nutshell." The editors have drawn subject matter experts from across the Emergency Nursing profession to write on topics spanning emergency triage tips and regulatory elements through complaint-specific chapters. The book is formatted in bullet points to get right to answering questions for the Emergency Triage Nurse without extra fluff. "Red flags" sections in the chapters help readers zero in on patient safety and quality care while building Emergency Triage Nurse confidence. This resource WILL become part of your valued Emergency Nurse library."--Andi Foley, DNP, RN, ACCNS-AG, CEN ""Triage Decisions" section editor for the Journal of Emergency Nursing"
"...an incredible resource for any emergency department nurse. Information is concise and well-organized for quick reference. Topics are very practical and can be applied to your very next shift. If you're new to emergency nursing, this book is a must-have."--Kati Kleber, MSN, RN, CCRN-K "Author, nurse and creator of the FreshRN(R) website"
"One of the things that draws nurses into the specialty of emergency nursing is that we love environments where things happen quickly and we are often drawn to brevity. I cannot think of a better format for emergency nurses to learn about the challenges of triage then a book that presents the facts in such a concise and consolidated fashion. It serves as an excellent resource for all emergency nurses, written by respected names in the emergency world."--Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CFRN, FAEN, FAAN "Solheim Enterprises"
"This book is a true gem and takes much of the guesswork out of the RNs triage process. A must read for all RNs working in the often overwhelming and chaotic world of emergency nursing!--Thomas Rhodes, BSN, RN, MPA-HSM, Director of Nursing
A dream team of authors, contributors, and reviewers created a one-of-a kind masterpiece on triage nursing. Building upon the invaluable first edition content, the second edition adds more chapters to cover current nursing concerns. Nurses with various experience levels and practicing in any field will certainly benefit from this easy-to-read and easy-to-understand book. A must have for every nurse's personal library!"--Donna Wilk Cardillo, RN, CSP, FAAN "The Inspiration Nurse and author of The ULTIMATE Career Guide for Nurses"

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