ENA’s Triage Offerings

Experience, time constraints, environmental conditions, interruptions and bias are some of the factors that lead to inaccurate triage.

The Emergency Nurses Association recognizes that rapid and accurate triage decisions are important for successful emergency department operations and optimal patient outcomes. To ensure every ED patient gets the right care at the right time, ENA is focused on supporting and guiding emergency nurses as they overcome the challenges they face with triage.

From the Emergency Severity Index®, Triage Curriculum, to partners in research including Mednition, ENA provides a continuum of triage education and resources for nurses of all experience levels.

ENA Triage Curriculum


NEW! A triage nurse must have exceptional critical thinking skills, clinical expertise, and communication skills, as well as compassion and a comprehensive understanding of triage as a point-of-entry process. The all-new ENA Triage Curriculum is a series of courses designed to build a comprehensive base of triage knowledge for the emergency department nurse. Click here to watch the ENA Triage Curriculum recorded webinar to learn more. 

ENA Triage Curriculum

"Due to the myriad of challenges facing emergency departments, emergency nurses are being asked to function in a triage role sooner than ever before. Having a strong curriculum that is complete and focuses on more than just a triage algorithm is essential. The ENA Triage Curriculum covers a wide breadth of topics ranging from special patient populations to health care law. It also goes in-depth about patient communication, symptom presentation and triage assessment, disaster and mass casualty, and prioritizing. These courses offer an excellent foundation for new emergency nurses learning triage, experienced nurses hoping to refresh and validate their knowledge, and emergency departments hoping to standardize their staff’s triage education. I am thrilled that ENA is now offering this essential and evidence-based Triage Curriculum." - ENA University Provost Patti Kunz Howard, PhD, RN, CEN, CPEN, NE-BC, TCRN, FAEN, FAAN


  • Triage Curriculum provides an emergency nurse the range of foundational knowledge needed to accurately triage patients
  • Includes 8 courses that can be purchased together or individually
  • The content is suitable for all levels of experience
  • Earn up to 13.25 CNE contact hours for all 8 courses

Courses Included: 

  • Introduction to Triage
  • Healthcare Law in Triage
  • Communication and Patient Experience
  • The Emergency Severity Index (ESI)
  • Symptom Presentations and Triage Assessment 
  • Special Population Considerations
  • Prioritizing
  • Triage in Disaster and Mass Casualty Situations

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Emergency Severity Index Education

Since 1998, ESI has been the leading triage resource relied upon by nearly every emergency nurse in the United States to assess patient acuity based on their presentation in the emergency department and the expected level of care they will require. ESI is currently used by approximately 80 percent of U.S. hospitals.

ESI is a five-level, emergency department triage program relied upon by nurses to assess patient acuity based on their presentation in the ED and the expected level of care the patient will require.

ENA’s Emergency Severity Index (ESI) Courses

Choose from adult and/or pediatric online courses to learn methods and best practices to properly utilize the ESI model to better identify patients who should be seen first while prioritizing the care of patients with less emergent conditions through engaging, interactive modules

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AI and Triage


ENA partnered with Silicon Valley-based Mednition to focus on research and the machine learning technology, KATE, to improve ESI triage accuracy.

About KATE
Real-time AI notifies triage nurses to anomalies in care that merit a second look. KATE combines clinical expertise and learnings informed by more than 10 billion data points to predict the acuity of emergency triage patients. KATE works within existing workflows and with any EHR.

Click here to get in touch with KATE.


  • Click here to download the free ESI Handbook
  • Click here to purchase ESI pocket cards, badge cards and posters through our partner, Scrub Pocket
  • Click here for the latest ESI and triage education news


ENA University is here to meet emergency nurses' professional development needs from orientation to advanced practice.