The importance of competent triage in hospitals and clinics (especially busy or understaffed facilities) cannot be understated. Triage systems are methods for systematically prioritizing patients. The triage result should influence the order and priority of emergency treatment, emergency transport, or the transport destination for the patient. A healthcare professional who is well trained in triage can directly improve patient outcomes, directly influence the efficiency and effectiveness of a hospital or healthcare facility, and reduce unnecessary waiting times.
UniTeam’s Introduction to Triage course has been developed to provide physicians, nursing staff and paramedics with the competency to distinguish the different categories, levels and systems of triage. The course focuses on essential theory as well as incorporating a practical approach to facilitate skill application. During the course, participants will explore the methods of triage in a number of settings (emergency department, trauma and disaster scenarios) and be introduced to three common triage systems (Canadian Emergency Department Triage and Acuity Scale, Manchester Triage System, and the Emergency Severity Index). For organizations wishing to focus on a specific triage system, UniTeam can develop and present the literature with a specific emphasis.
Introduction to Triage is accredited for 5.5 Category 1 Continuing Medical Education hours by the Health Authority Abu Dhabi.