ED Triage Progressive Competency Courses
Once nurses have achieved a solid foundation by completing a formal comprehensive ED triage course, it is critical to ensure competency on an ongoing basis. ED Triage Scenarios™ is the final element in Triage First’s Pathway to Triage Competency. It is an ongoing series of courses that advances clinical expertise and conceptual knowledge.
This program is an essential element of every ED nurse’s lifelong learning curriculum because it encourages continuous study into the nuances that impact appropriate disposition through the effective use of either the ESI or CTAS five-level acuity scale.
The prerequisite for the program is the successful completion of the ED Triage Comprehensive Curriculum™ (live or online) with a minimum passing grade of 75% on each post-test. The scenarios are delivered in sets: 10 scenarios per module, 2 modules per set. One set per year is required for the education component to determine competency. Each preceding scenario set is the prerequisite for the following set.
The clinical scenarios referenced in the ED Triage Scenarios™ courses were specifically selected because they contain various unique patient characteristics. If unnoticed in the clinical setting, these unique characteristics could result in mistriage and inappropriate disposition, which significantly impact patient risk and safety.
Important Note: You may not undertake or launch a following year’s set, until a year after you have completed the previous set.