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®, partners in research including Mednition, to the newly acquired Triage First™ curriculum, ENA provides a continuum of triage education for nurses of all experience levels.

“There is no dispute – being able to quickly and accurately triage every person who arrives in the emergency department sets the tone for delivering the best care possible to patients when they need us most.” - 2021 ENA President Ron Kraus, MSN, RN, EMT, CEN, ACNS-BC, TCRN

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 ESI Training 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


ENA Triage Curriculum


Coming soon in 2022! The all-new ENA Triage Curriculum is a series of courses designed to build a base of triage knowledge for the emergency department nurse. More information and webinar recording coming soon!

Triage First Curriculum


Triage First products and curriculum are accessible on its website. Contact hours for Triage First expired on Sept. 15. Access to the Triage First courses will fully expire on Dec. 31. Click below to access Triage First education. 

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