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A90 Minor illness triage essentials: Online Options

Course summary

This interactive course provides the tools for competent basic triage. The course focuses on history taking and essential observations for safe patient management in triage. It is specifically designed for practitioners who see patients with undifferentiated illnesses.

Who should attend?

Community nurses
Allied Health Professionals
Practice nurses

Important notes

Physical examination skills are not covered in this course.

Morning and afternoon refreshments provided for face to face events. All course material, evaluations and certificate of attendance included.

Completion of this course is not a guarantee of competency. Support and practice in the workplace with an experienced facilitator is required to attain competence level.


Course duration Course CPD Full price (incl VAT) per person
1 day(s) 7 hour(s) £160


Dates Block size Block discount
01/12/2020 4 10%

Dates / venues

Location - venue Dates No. of people
Online - Online Delivery 01/12/2020

Aims / objectives

  • To be able to undertake a systematic structured history that will underpin safe practice.
  • To apply essential history taking components including red flags for potentially more serious presentations
  • Be more confident in triaging and managing patients face to face presenting with minor illness

Course programme

  • Introduction to triage
  • History taking essentials:
  • -Principles, consultation structure and communication technique.
  • -Recognition of red flags and accurate sign posting for potentially more serious illness
  • Basic observation of the ill adult and/or child
  • Basic assessment including red flags, initial management and appropriate referral of the patient with:
  • -An ear, nose or throat related problem – acute and chronic presentations
  • -An upper respiratory tract problem such as acute asthma or exacerbation of COPD
  • -Abdominal pain
  • -Headache
  • -Simple back pain
  • -Assessing rashes
  • Documentation
  • Triage scenarios

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