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The goal of this module is to give the students a basic understanding of triage and the triage process as it relates to emergency department (ED) functioning.

Learning Objectives

After successfully completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Define triage
  • Identify the 5-level triage system
  • Identify and define the goals of triage and the factors that influence triage
  • Define the qualifications, roles and responsibilities of the triage nurse
  • Explain the unique qualities of the pediatric patient
  • Understand the value Canadian Emergency Department Information System (CEDIS) presenting complaint list
  • Identify modifiers as indicated by the presenting complaint to obtain the most accurate triage level



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This module was reviewed July 2018.
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