Triaging the Pediatric Patient
This course will review pediatric triage. Improper triage can lead to delays in patient rooming, care or diagnosis. By being able to better understand how to identify and properly triage pediatric patients, better communication, faster care and proper dispositions can be made. Further, a deeper understanding from a provider level on what each ESI levels means for that patient can better help them to effectively communicate patient status and prioritize their patients.
After attending this course the learner will be able to:
1. Identify 3 differences in adult and pediatric presentations in an emergency department triage setting
2. Identify 2 key resources and assessment finding for each ESI leveling (1-5) for pediatric patients in an emergency department
3. List 3 key factors that would warrant a reassessment and up triage of a pediatric patient while in the waiting room
Jeffrey Beveridge BSN, RN, CPEN
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
- The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1 contact hour.
- The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for _1_ AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
- The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of _1_ AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation