Guidelines Regarding Triage
The goal of this course is to help healthcare professionals learn about triage – the aim and purpose, features of a triage scale and principles of triage.

Course Publication Date: January 23, 2018

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Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:TRI010818
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues

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Learning Objectives
  • Identify essential features of the five-tier triage scale.
  • Discuss the role of triage nurse.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of triage.
  • Describe the need for ensuring consistency of triage both within and across hospitals.
  • State the aim and purpose of ED triage systems.
  • Define ‘urgency’.
  • Make a distinction between the concepts of urgency, severity and complexity of injury and illness.


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