I am transferring from our hospital's MICU/SICU to it's ED at the end of the month, mostly for the challenge to learn something new (I've done "critical care" for 10 years now). Does anyone know of any online triage courses, or good references. Our triage levels include 3 levels. I have worked (floated) in this ED several times, so I feel comfortable with the cut and dried visits ("my kid's had this earache for 3 days" to "there is an elephant on my chest!!!), but it's those grey areas that I don't feel comfortable with. The manager assures me I won't be expected to triage until I've been through the hospital's triage course, but we all know what happens when it's busy . . .
Jul 10, '01
The University of maryland has a free online Traige Website it is at http://parsons.umaryland.edu/triage/index.html
This is the only one I know of I'm sure your ED will give some traingin before youy have to triage. But you are right you never know what will happen so it never hurts to preapre on your own I did and that is how I found this site, Good Luck
Last edit by mikemw on Jul 10, '01