ED Triage Comprehensive Curriculum™ 23.2 CNE CH

A systematic learning strategy for emergency department triage nurses

Course Series and Included Courses

EDTCC#1 – ED TRIAGE FOUNDATION 2.5 CNE
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.
     TFED0 – Triage Curriculum Preparation 0.5
     TFED1 – Triage Curriculum Introduction 0.5
     TFED2 – Triage Concepts and Competency 0.7
     TFED3 – Triage Legal Concerns – Risk Management 0.8

TFEDX1 – HIPAA AND EMTALA FOR TRIAGE NURSES ™ 0.7CNE

EDTCC#2 – ED TRIAGE ROLE MANAGEMENT AND DECISION-MAKING STRATEGIES 3.7 CNE
A course series that teaches strategies for preventing and deescalating the anger flow, patient throughput and communication skills, the assessment of personal and professional skills for the role of triage, and critical thinking skills.
     TFED4 – Safety Strategies 0.8
     TFED5 – Patient Flow and Communication Strategies 0.9
     TFED6 – TIGER – Self Awareness and Professional Health 1.2
     TFED7 – Triage Critical Thinking Skills 0.8

EDTCC#3 – ED SYSTEMATIC TRIAGE ASSESSMENT PROCESS™ STEPS 1-4 3.4 CNE
A course series that teaches the Systematic Triage Assessment Process™ Steps 1-4: the critical look, chief complaint and considering the worst-case scenario, rapid and comprehensive triage assessments, and focused chief complaint specific assessments.
     TFED8 – Systematic Triage Assessment Step 1 – The Critical Look 0.5
     TFED9 – Systematic Triage Assessment Step 2 – Chief Complaint and Considering WCS 0.7
     TFED10 – Systematic Triage Assessment Step 3 – Rapid Triage and Immediate Bedding 0.6
     TFED11 – Systematic Triage Assessment Step 4 – Comprehensive Triage Assessment 1.0
     TFED12 – Systematic Triage Assessment Step 4 – Developing Focused Assessments 0.6

EDTCC#4 – ED SYSTEMATIC TRIAGE ASSESSMENT PROCESS™ STEP 5 – ACUITY 1.8 CNE
A course series that teaches the Systematic Triage Assessment Process™ Step 5: triage acuity.
     TFED13 – Systematic Triage Assessment Step 5 – Triage Acuity 1.3                                                                                                                   TFED14 – Maternal fetal Triage Index Introduction 0.5

TFEDX2-ESI – USING THE EMERGENCY SEVERITY INDEX 1.6 CNE

EDTCC#5 – ED SYSTEMATIC TRIAGE ASSESSMENT PROCESS™ STEPS 6-7 1.8 CNE
A course series that teaches the Systematic Triage Assessment Process™ Steps 6-7: nurse-initiated interventions, reassessment, and the art and science of sorting.
     TFED15 – Systematic Triage Assessment Step 6 – Nurse-Initiated Interventions 0.8
     TFED16 – Systematic Triage Assessment Step 7 – Reassessment 0.5
     TFED17 – The Art and Science of Sorting – Multiple Case Presentations 0.5

EDTCC#6 – ED TRIAGE CLINICAL READINESS – POPULATION SPECIFIC 3.2 CNE
A course series providing clinical readiness education regarding the triage of pediatric patients, older adults, patients with psychiatric presentations, and victims of abuse.
     TFED18 – Triage Clinical Readiness – Age-Related 1.1
     TFED19 – Triage Clinical Readiness – Psychiatric 1.0
     TFED20 – Triage Clinical Readiness – Victims of Abuse 1.1

EDTCC#7 – ED TRIAGE CLINICAL READINESS – BODY SYSTEM ILLNESS AND INJURIES 2.6 CNE
A course series providing clinical readiness education regarding body system injuries and illnesses.
     TFED21 – Triage Clinical Readiness – Unit I (abdomen, back, and extremities)0.7
     TFED22 – Triage Clinical Readiness – Unit II (head, neck, and chest) 0.9
     TFED23 – Triage Clinical Readiness – Unit III (environmental, toxicological, and body systems) 1.0

EDTCC#8 – EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN AND CURRICULUM APPLICATIONS 2.4 CNE
The final course series addresses the initial care of the critically ill or injured, patients and provides application exercises using knowledge gained throughout the curriculum, including: Determining worst-case scenario(s), documenting the chief complaint, and assigning the triage acuity level.
     TFED24 – Emergency Response Plan 0.5
     TFED25 – Curriculum Applications 1.4