If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00. 

Course Description

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to properly triage patients in the emergency department.


Shelly Walters RN, BSN, CEN

Target Audience

Licensed Nurses and other interested healthcare workers

Learning Outcomes

After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Recognize the purpose and importance of triage.
  2. Categorize based on the 5 level Emergency Severity Index triage system.
  3. Recognize how clinical assessments by the experienced nurse are imperative to the correct acuity assessment.
  4. Demonstrate the use of the ESI 5 level triage system.

Length of Course

45 minutes

Credit Statements

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is an accredited provider of Nursing Professional Development by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 0.75 contact hours.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.75 CEUs (0.75 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

Speakers have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in education activities. Please see individual activities for any conflicts of interest.

Provisions of these educational activities by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC, SCNA or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with activities.