Department of Pediatrics

ED Process Implementation and Improvement


We have worked with or are working with partners at hospitals in Antigua, Guatemala, Lilongwe, Malawi, and the Oriental region of El Salvador to develop and implement triage systems in their emergency departments. We have researched and published the clinical uptake and impact of these triage systems. The project in Guatemala was funded internally through a TCH Educational Grant and in Malawi the project was funded internally through Baylor Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI)

Heather Crouse, M.D. and Sue Torrey, M.D.

We worked with a multi-disciplinary team of local healthcare workers to develop and implement a new triage system in the Accident & Emergency Department at Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana. The triage system was successfully launched in April 2010 and clinical outcomes evaluated and published in 2013. The project was funded internally by the TCH Section of Emergency Medicine.

Paul Mullan, M.D., MPH