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NTL Key Objectives


Key project activities include:

•    Exploring the feasibility and acceptability of using nurse triage lines during a future influenza pandemic.

•    Exploring if 2-1-1 and poison control centers can serve as part of a coordinated infrastructure for nurse triage lines during a pandemic emergency.

•    Identifying outstanding policy, legal, medical, and nursing practice issues and possible resolution of these issues.

•    Exploring if collaborative practice agreements with pharmacists can be utilized during a future pandemic to augment nurse triage lines.

•    Exploring ways to ensure the "medical home" or primary providers of patient care are informed of NTL dispositions to maintain continuity of care.

•    Assessing acceptability of nurse triage lines to the public.

•    Testing "opt-in" mobile telephone texting to provide post-prescription information and medication reminders.

•    Creating a template for action and identifying needed resources.