Training nurses to triage: A scoping review

Hugh Gorick, Aditi Sabrina Rai

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Triage accuracy is important to ensure effective treatment and management of patients in the emergency department, however this requires nurses to receive high-quality triage training. This article reports the results of a scoping review that aimed to establish what research on triage training exists and what research is required to improve such training. Sixty-eight studies which used a range of training interventions and outcome measurements were reviewed. The authors conclude that the heterogeneity of these studies makes comparison challenging and that this, combined with low methodological quality, requires caution when applying the results in practice. The authors recommend establishing a gold standard for measuring triage training outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEmergency Nurse
Early online date4 May 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 May 2023


  • education
  • educational methods
  • emergency care
  • literature review
  • methodology
  • professional
  • research
  • training
  • triage

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