Online Education | Ambulatory Care Nursing 2015 - Urgent Care Vs Emergency Room: Triaging Your Patients Appropriately

Course Description

Many patients want to avoid the ED due to cost, but sometimes the ED is the best place to go for certain health care problems. However, many acute illnesses and some injuries can be cared for very adequately in the Urgent Care Setting. This online module will discuss strategies for determining where patients should go when seeking care for acute illness and/or injury.

Featuring—Karen Kilian, MN, ARNP, CCRN 
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Urgent Care/Emergency Department, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Karen was a very good speaker who did an excellent job of providing info on triaging patients. One of the best triage presentations in years.

Target Audience

For nurses, nurse practitioners, medical assistants and other interested healthcare professionals.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be better able to:

  1. Recognize what constitutes an Urgent Care Clinic.
  2. Determine urgent vs. emergent care for acutely ill patients.
  3. Realize the limitations of urgent care in regards to complexity of patient care.

Additional Information

Audio and Video
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.10 Contact hours
  • 0.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Available Credit

  • 1.10 Contact hours
  • 0.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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