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

Course Publication Date: April 03, 2020

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:BOT120919
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Leadership & Case Management
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the role of triage nurse.

  • Discuss the four criteria by which a robust triage system can be evaluated.

  • Name the five triage categories used in the National Triage Scale.

  • Describe the five triage categories used in the Australasian Triage Scale.

  • Make a distinction between the concepts of urgency, severity and complexity of injury and illness.

  • Discuss the objective and subjective data that primary triage decisions should be based on.

  • Discuss secondary triage decisions.

  • Describe the qualifications for triage RNs.

  • List the five elements of consent that a triage nurse need to know.

  • Describe the minimum information that is required to be recorded for any triage episode.


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