EDTCC#1 – ED Triage Foundation

2.5 CNE CH

A course series that teaches an introduction to the entire curriculum, a conceptual foundation of triage, preparing emergency nurses for the triage role, triage competency, and legal/risk-management issues.

$37.50

How This Course Series Works

TFED0-ED TRIAGE CURRICULUM PREPARATION – INCLUDES PRE-TEST   0.5 CNE CH

A welcome and preparation for the curriculum 

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE

Provides an introduction to the course series included in the curriculum, as well as offers the opportunity to measure the learner’s knowledge base prior to embarking upon the curriculum. 

COURSE LEARNER OUTCOMES

Successful completion of this activity will enable the learner to proceed through the curriculum with an understanding of the process and resources available, and complete a pre-test, which is administered as a non-graded assessment tool and used to determine the learner’s pre-existing  knowledge base and evaluate their needs.

TFED1-TRIAGE CURRICULUM INTRODUCTION 0.5 CNE CH

Overview and introduction to all courses in the entire curriculum

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE

Provides an overview of the ED Triage Comprehensive Curriculum™ and presents the curriculum, background, creation, mission, and syllabus.

COURSE LEARNER OUTCOMES

Successful completion of this activity will enable the learner to recognize the education provider’s mission and authority, and understand the depth and breadth of the ED Triage Comprehensive CurriculumTM

TFED2-TRIAGE CONCEPTS AND COMPETENCY™ 0.7 CNE CH

Sets the foundation for the triage nurse, outlining terms and elements of competency for the triage role  

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE

There is a gap between the nursing physical assessment and the specialized performance of triage, as well as the competency needed to perform this role. The current application of teaching only a triage scale is not enough to arm the ED triage nurse with the concepts and competency needed to fulfill this role in a safe and effective manner.

The purpose of this activity is to:

1. Distinguish the elements of the complexity of triage and their relationships to ED processes;

2. Compare and contrast the current types of ED triage systems;

3. Examine triage role qualifications and recommendations for competency.

COURSE LEARNER OUTCOMES

Successful completion of this activity will enable the learner to recognize the components of evidence-based, best-practice triage systems as recommended by the Emergency Nurses Association, as well as the requirements and recommendations for triage role qualifications. 

TFED3-TRIAGE LEGAL CONCERNS – RISK MANAGEMENT™ 0.8 CNE CH

Explores mandates, standards of care, and standards of nursing practice applicable to the performance of ED triage

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE

There is an opportunity to improve professional practice at triage as nurses apply the principles of triage (supported by the Emergency Nurses Association). By practicing the principles of triage, emergency nurses will change their practice to utilize a nurse first model, with a full view of the waiting room and the ability to reassess waiting patients. This practice will not only improve patient care but will also mitigate risk in the ED waiting area. 

Overcrowding and long wait times are increasing liability risks for ED nurses. In this course, we will address some specific legal concerns. However, this comprehensive curriculum is fashioned to address other forms of risk management throughout the curriculum as pertinent. 

The purpose of this activity is to:

1. Summarize professional, institutional, and federal mandates affecting emergency care point-of-entry processes;

2. Examine the standard of care and standards of nursing practice as they relate to the triage process;

3. Identify various forms of consent, reportable conditions, and fail points;

4. Explain the Emergency Nurses Association principles of triage and the Triage First, Inc. philosophy.

COURSE LEARNER OUTCOMES

Successful completion of this activity will enable the learner to discuss the history and definitions of emergency medical and nursing malpractice, elements of risk reduction practices, triage nursing practice and documentation responsibilities regarding patients who leave before the completion of care, reportable situations, fail points (liability risks), and the principles of ED triage.

To receive continuing nurse education contact hours certificate, the learner must complete all lessons and components of each course, complete the attestation and evaluation forms, and pass the exam with an 75% minimum pass rate.

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