Telephone triage is a unique and valuable nursing service and component of telehealth.
Module 1 provides the foundation for the course and will prepare you to:
Telephone triage is complex, potentially high risk, and full scope practice. Organizational support, formalized training, practice standards, and most importantly, nurses who incorporate critical thinking and clinical judgement are necessary to deliver appropriate care advice.
This module introduces telehealth concepts with a focus on telephone triage nursing practice and explains what it is and what it is not. The right mindset is essential to practice safely.
By the end of this module, the learner will:
Lesson 1: Telephone Triage - Essentials of Safe Care
Telephone Triage Activity
Test Your Knowledge: Telehealth Terms
Lesson 2: Triage vs. Non-Triage Telephone Encounters
4 Reasons Why Telephone Triage is Important
Test Your Knowledge: Triage vs. Non-Triage
Essential Elements of Telephone Triage
Test Your Knowledge: Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgment #1
Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgment
Test Your Knowledge: Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgment #2
Collaboration and Continuity of Care Part 1
Test Your Knowledge: Continuity of Care
Collaboration and Continuity of Care Part 2
Lesson 3: Misconceptions Part I
Misconceptions: Part II
Key Learning Points
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