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0284_NLWD_ESI Triage_Live - 8/21/24 Class

August 21, 2024


The Emergency Severity Index (ESI) is a tool for use in emergency department triage. Triage has many purposes to prioritize care including the need to identify patients who require immediate resuscitation, assigning patients to the correct patient care area and initiating the appropriate diagnostic/therapeutic measures. The ESI triage algorithm yields rapid, reproducible, and clinically relevant stratification of patients into five groups, from level 1 (most urgent) to level 5 (least urgent). This course is designed to educate the emergency nurse in Emergency Severity Index (ESI) triage. At the completion of this activity, participants will have the information they need to be able to properly apply the ESI Triage algorithm triage patients in the emergency department.

Target Audience

Nurse, Registered (RN)

Learning Objectives

After this activity concludes a learner will be able to:

1. Select immediate lifesaving interventions as defined by the ESI algorithm

2. Identify the three major criteria for ESI level 2

3. Distinguish various resources as defined by the ESI algorithm.

4. Select patients who require up-triage to ESI Level 2 based on vital sign criteria.

5. Apply the ESI algorithm to patient case study scenarios.

Course summary
Course opens: 
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Event starts: 
08/21/2024 - 9:00am PDT
Event ends: 
08/21/2024 - 12:00pm PDT

Self-Directed Learning: Culturally Appropriate Care which is Free of Implicit Biases (AB 1195 & 241):



Disclosure of Financial or In-Kind Commercial Support & Conflict of Interest

No one involved in the planning or presentation of this educational activity have any relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. No financial or in-kind commercial support was received to produce or promote this educational activity. 

– Provider Designee/Verification:  Kerri Maya, MSL, RN


In support of improving patient care, Sutter Health, is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Designation Statement

Sutter Health designates this LIVE activity for a maximum of 2.5 continuing professional development contact hours for nurses, Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Note to Other DisciplinesAMA PRA Category 1 Hours Credits™ Continuing Medical Education is acceptable for meeting the continuing education requirements for Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Psychologists, Registered Nurses, and Respiratory Care Practitioners. For other disciplines, please check with the regulatory board for your discipline to confirm what type of credits meet the continuing education requirements. Continuing education hours for nurses accredited by ANCC, via Joint Accreditation.


Attendance & Credit Claiming

Enter the 6-letter attendance verification code when prompted in the Attendance object in the course progress outline.  Follow the outline to complete all remaining course objects before claiming CE credit in line with your clinical discipline and commensurate with participation.


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Enrollment Instructions

This course has multiple classes to choose from, each with different dates as shown below:

  • 6/27/24 via Zoom 2pm-5pm (please select, "0248_NWLD_ESI Triage_Live - 6/27/24 Class" if you attended this class)
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD

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Next, click on the teal hyperlink for the session date you are enrolled in to begin the course.




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