Description (ED Triage Clinical Expertise – Adult/Peds – ESI):
There is a gap between physical assessment and the performance of triage. Appropriate triage has been shown to decrease mortality, decrease patient complications and wait time, improve inter-professional communication, and improve staff satisfaction. The application of triage principles to real clinical scenarios helps to solidify the learning process. This course addresses multiple scenarios which support performance of an accepted triage process; and reinforce the conceptual aspects of the Comprehensive Core Concepts to ED Triage Systematics™ through clinical presentations – for accurate triage acuity assignment and patient throughput. This course supports the learning outcomes and translation of learning into the practice of clinical expertise at triage. Multiple patient scenarios are delivered which require a triage decision by the learner.
- Gain an overview of thorough, systematic comprehensive triage assessments, which would reinforce acceptable assessment and documentation practices.
- Use the “Clues” to gain valuable information pertaining to the triage assessment and decision for the specific scenarios presented.
- Access the “Teaching Points” to gain information pertaining to the disease process or injury in general.
- Recognize unusual presentations for clinical scenarios that are life threatening or emergent.
There are no relevant financial relationships by any planner or content authors that affect the planning, implementation, or evaluation of these activities. These activities are successfully completed by: logging in, participation in all exercises included, satisfactory performance on the post-test (80% or higher), and completion of the participant feedback tool. Seats are purchased for a term of twelve months. Learners have 30 days to complete the activity once assigned a seat.