New Emergency Nursing Triage Course Available Online

MC Strategies and the Emergency Nurses Association collaborate to advance triage orientation and continuing education

Atlanta, 21 May 2008 – MC Strategies, a leader in e-learning solutions for healthcare professionals, today announced the launch of a new online Emergency Nursing Triage course that has been developed in collaboration with the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). The ENA: Emergency Nursing Triage online course, edited by Jeff Solheim, RN, BRE, CEN, CFRN, an expert in emergency nursing triage, is targeted to emergency nurses new to triage, as well as to those with experience, for orientation and continuing education. Additionally, nurses will have the opportunity to earn up to 17.4 continuing nursing education contact hours through Mosby’s Office of Nursing Continuing Education.

Triage is a process of prioritizing patients based on the severity of their condition so as to treat as many as possible when resources are insufficient for all to be treated immediately. While the ENA supports a 5-level triage system, this course is meant to be used by any organization no matter which triage system is in place.

“The Emergency Nursing Triage course provides the foundation for building triage skills to help nurses intervene with competence and confidence for any patient in any emergency department”, says Cindy Tryniszewski, RN, MSN, Executive Director, Clinical e-Learning, MC Strategies.

Jeff Solheim said, “Unlike other triage programs which provide generic instruction, this course provides typical and atypical patient presentations to help prevent undertriaging and overtriaging. The course also has exercises that nurses can print and review with preceptors so that it’s applicable to each individual institution.”

The Emergency Nursing Triage course consists of 18 online lessons that cover basic triage concepts, special situations, and chief complaints. Each lesson is rich in multimedia elements, such as slide shows, flashcards, and audio elements. The course also includes such interactive learning activities as line matching, true/false, and case studies with multiple choice questions to help learners engage with the content while testing their knowledge.

As an added bonus, the Emergency Nursing Triage course includes access to the Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Toolkit, which focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to successfully implement alcohol SBIRT in the emergency setting.

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About ENA
ENA
is a professional member organization recognized internationally for promoting excellence in emergency nursing through leadership, research, education, and advocacy. The Association actively collaborates with other health-related organizations to improve emergency care, including identifying and disseminating information on key trends affecting and pertinent to emergency nursing.

About Elsevier/MC Strategies
Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Elsevier/MC Strategies has been providing web-based training and education products and services to the healthcare industry since 1986. The company is a pioneer in providing e-learning solutions and serves a client base of over 1,300 healthcare organizations nationwide, including integrated health-delivery networks, hospitals, academic institutions and the federal government. We offer a wide range of courses to help nurses meet their clinical and professional education needs and as part of Elsevier Health Sciences, home to some of the world’s premier names in healthcare publishing such as Mosby and Saunders, our library continues to grow. For more information, please visit the MC Strategies website.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence,and ClinicalKey—and publishes over 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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