Nurse Triage Line
In the Spotlight
The Nurse Triage Line (NTL) Project is a collaborative effort between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).
NTL Project Stakeholders Meeting—March 20, 2012
NTL Project Stakeholders Meeting
The NTL Project hosted a meeting in Atlanta on March 20, 2012 to develop a roadmap for planning, developing, and operating coordinated nurse triage lines during an influenza pandemic. Key stakeholders were engaged at the meeting to synthesize findings about the acceptability and feasibility of a new coordinated system of nurse triage telephone lines for use during an influenza pandemic and to identify challenges, barriers, and solutions for next steps.
ASTHO and NACCHO looked back to the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic to identify public-health affiliated poison control centers, Nurse Triage Lines (NTLs), and other flu lines that were staffed by nurses or other medical professionals to provide information and advice to callers, triage those who were ill, and prescribe antiviral medications over the phone. Click "more" to read the report, released in April 2012. More »