ED Triage Comprehensive Curriculum™

A systematic learning strategy for emergency department triage nurses

Triage is one of the most dangerous and vulnerable areas of the emergency department (ED) yet is often the most overlooked. Quickly and strategically identifying and acting on conditions requiring life-saving intervention is a must. This demanding role necessitates specific triage training and annual refresher courses that focus on a systematic approach to efficiently prioritize the high volumes of incoming patients.

Note: If you enrolled in an emergency, urgent care or obstetrical triage course before February 1, 2020, click here to continue your course. OR, If you enrolled before February 1, 2020 and have not started the course yet, or would like to transition to our new updated course, email us, or call us at 1-828-628-8029 and we will set it up for you.

Because we teach a systematic approach to triage, The Emergency Department Triage Comprehensive Curriculum is organized systematically as well. This arrangement allows to learner to proceed through the courses, beginning with conceptual material and then incorporating our proprietary Systematic Triage Assessment Process gaining a knowledge base appropriate for each step, culminating with clinical and practical applications.

We fully understand not only the emergency patient population, but also the skills and processes integrated into systems of delivery. We promote best clinical practice grounded in an evidence-based, holistic, and conceptual approach to triage as a process. We create and establish a pathway for your department’s triage competency. Skills-based improvements and sound organizational leadership, when combined effectively, eliminate disharmonious factors that disrupt a nurse’s ability to apply their skills and knowledge effectively, and directly impact department metrics and market share. The ED Triage Comprehensive Curriculum™ lays the foundation for systemic changes and clinical expertise. Effective implementation of our course content allows nurses to be more effective individually and as a part of teams and provides leadership with the tools to successfully achieve mission fulfillment. 

Note: Volume discounts are available. See shopping cart calculations.


25% discount on the ED Triage Comprehensive Curriculum

Register and purchase the ED Triage Comprehensive Curriculum, enter the coupon code at checkout: COVID-19


  • Any ER nurse who is required to self-quarantine at home due to and during the COVID-19 outbreak;
  • 500 coupons are available on a first-come first serve basis;
  • Offer expires December 31, 2020;
  • By using the coupon learners are considered to have self-affirmed quarantine; HONOR SYSTEM
  • Coupons are transferrable; i.e., email recipients may forward this offer to any ER nurse, facility, or healthcare system;
  • Hospital systems may reserve a max of 30 seats in anticipation of self-quarantines;
  • No refunds available after purchase.

Not ready to invest in the full curriculum?

That’s okay! We understand there are time and budget constraints. If you aren’t able to commit to the Comprehensive Curriculum, you can purchase and take the individual course series at your own pace.

Note: While you can purchase the lessons out of order, you must take them in order (sequentially), as each course series is a prerequisite to the next series.

Triage First is an incomparable provider of comprehensive triage education second to none.  I have taken multiple triage courses, in-class and online, to compare what was available for my staff to use. After much research, I have found the material that Triage First provides is invaluable.  A lot of other providers miss out on key topics such as pediatrics, Triage First does not. The modules offer a comprehensive educational experience.  The online delivery provides a self-paced approach for staff that allows comprehension of the material presented.  I appreciate the effort that Triage First has put into their materials and platform allowing a uniform way to train to the triage process across the patient populations.

Nicole Buck, RN

ED Educator, Doctors Medical Center, Modesto, CA

I have been an ED nurse 13 years. It made me take a good look at my professional practice and the things I can do to give quality triage, all nurses need to take this course!

Dana Weber, RN, BSN

The course follows, but expands upon, the ENA’s teaching for triage. I think this course is more welcoming to the less experienced nurse as well. This course has made it easier to understand the importance of distinguishing when a rapid versus comprehensive triage assessment is indicated.

Triage is a process and a system that goes far beyond an acuity level. Most initial triage training focuses on assigning the right acuity level whereas this training expands upon triage as a whole and is geared toward the nurse’s continued educational needs.

Taylor Mork, RN

Naval Medical Center Camp Lejune

ED Triage Comprehensive Curriculum – List of Individual Course Series