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NZ Triage Course

COVID vaccination policy

According to the Covid-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, triage course attendees are required to be fully vaccinated as health care professionals providing face to face assessments.

Proof of vaccination may be requested on arrival.  If you are unable to provide confirmation, admission will be declined. This may be subject to change dependant on Ministry of Health guidelines.

Current traffic light guidance for gatherings will apply at the time of each course

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. 

Statement

Triage is an advanced emergency nursing assessment skill. 

The CENNZ triage course supports the proficient emergency nurse to make rapid assessments, select the appropriate Australasian Triage scale score using skilled questioning and clinical judgement, and initiate early interventions.

CENNZ Triage course is nationally recognised as foundational training in triage for the New Zealand emergency nursing practice context. Course instructors are experienced emergency nurses.

CENNZ triage course endorsement is limited to courses that are officially provided by CENNZ. The workbook resources, course materials and tools provided are copyrighted to CENNZ.

A minimum of two years emergency or urgent care experience in addition to NZRC CORE Advanced is ideal prior to completing the CENNZ triage course. Nurses who do not meet these criteria will need a letter of support from their manager or nurse educator and will be accepted at the discretion of the course co-ordinator.

Time commitment and availability for pre-course work is essential.

Components of the course: 

1. Pre-reading and course work (approx 20hrs) 

2. Two day course with:

  • An exam on the pre-course work (pass rate for the exam is 80%) 
  • Practical Scenario based assessments.

The number of participants per course is a maximum of 24.
Courses can be booked out months in advance.

Application Process:

Please read carefully

Applications are accepted online only and must be received before the close off dates. We now have a credit card payment option along with an invoice option where you can pay by direct credit. Invoices and receipts are sent directly by email when booking is complete.

Please ensure you enter the correct email address and invoicing details for the person who needs to receive invoices and receipts. This is often different from the attendee information. Invoicing is automated via the website when you submit your application and cannot be changed afterwards.

Cost: $550 for CENNZ levied members, $650 for non members.

To pay the lower price:

  • You must be a levy paying member of CENNZ for the financial year in which the course is being held  The CENNZ Levy is $25.00 per annum from 1st April to 31st March of that financial year.
  • You must be a member of NZNO to join CENNZ

If you are not a member of CENNZ and your DHB only pays the member cost of $550.00, you will be expected to cover the extra cost of $100.00.

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2023 Course Dates:

The “Book Now” links will take you to the online booking for that course.There you will see if the bookings are still available.  It will either have a ‘Book now’ link or it will say ‘Event full’.

There is an option to book more than one attendee at a time and an option to invoice to one place i.e. your manager or finance department.

Region

Course Dates

Venue 

Closing date for booking

Closing date for payment

Registration

Rotorua 4/5 March 2023 3rd Floor Conference Room, Clinical Services Block, Rotorua Hospital, Corner Arawa Street and Pukeroa Road 7 January 2023 21 January 2023

Course full

Christchurch

17/18 March 2023

Manawa Building [Registration 3rd Floor]
Health Education & Research Facility 
276 Antigua Street, Christchurch

20 January 2023

3 February 2023

Course full

Waikato

25/26 March 2023

Bryant Education Centre, 
Waikato Hospital Campus,
Corner Selwyn and Pembroke Street, Hamilton West 

27 January 2023

11 February 2023

Book now

Taranaki

6/7 May 2023

Lecture Theatre, Education Centre, Building 3, Taranaki Base Hospital, David Street, Westown, New Plymouth 4310

11 March 2023

25 March 2023

Book now

Invercargill 20/21 May 2023 The Practice Development Unit,
Level 1,
Learning and Research Centre. Southland Hospital, Kew Road, Invercargill 
25 March 2023 8 April 2023 Book now
Tauranga 27/28 May 2023 Tauranga Hospital Education centre, 889 Cameron Road, Tauranga. 1 April 2023 15 April 2023 Book now
Lower Hutt 9/10 June 2023 The Learning Centre, 2nd Floor, Clock Tower Block, Hutt Hospital, High Street, Lower Hutt? TBC 14 April 2023 28 April 2023 Book now
Hawkes Bay 1/2 July 2023 Hawkes Bay Hospital Education Centre, Canning Road, Hastings 6 May 2023 20 May 2023 Book now
Christchurch 1/2 September 2023 Manawa Building [Registration 3rd Floor]
Health Education & Research Facility 
276 Antigua Street, Christchurch 
7 July 2023 21 July 2023 Available soon
Lower Hutt 29/30 September 2023 The Learning Centre, 2nd Floor, Clock Tower Block, Hutt Hospital, High Street, Lower Hutt? TBC 4 August 2023 18 August 2023 Available soon
Waikato 7/8 October 2023 Bryant Education Centre, 
Waikato Hospital Campus,
Corner Selwyn and Pembroke Street, Hamilton West 
12 August 2023 26 August 2023 Available soon
Whangarei 4/5 November 2023 Whangarei Hospital, Clinical Training Centre, Hospital Road, Whangārei  9 September 2023 23 September 2023 Available soon


For any registration issues please contact: triage@nzno.org.nz

Any questions on course content or holding a course in your area please contact:
Triage Course Co-ordinator Email: cennztriage@gmail.com

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Other Courses

The TNCC, ITLS, PTLS, ENPC and CAPEN courses are not administered or delivered by the College of Emergency Nurses NZ. The course bookings and communications are direct to the Programme Coordinator (contact details below). 

Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)

2022 Courses

Region

Dates

Application Forms

Waikato

10/11 November 2022

Form

Tauranga

2/3 December 2022

Form

Hawkes Bay

16/17 December

Form


Emergency Nurse Paediatric Course (ENPC)

2022 Courses

Region

Dates

Application Forms

Hawkes Bay

19/20 November 2022

Form


International Trauma Life Support Course (ITLS)

2022 Courses

Region

Dates

Application Forms

TBC

TBC

 


Paediatric Trauma Life Support Course (PTLS)

2022 Courses

Region

Dates

Application Forms

TBC

TBC

 


Course in Applied Physiology in Emergency Nursing (CAPEN)

2022 Courses

Region 

Dates

Application Forms

Christchurch

28/29 November 2022

Form

Hawkes Bay

TBC

 


For any enquiries or bookings for TNCC, ITLS, PTLS, ENPC or CAPEN please contact:

Sharon Payne
Programme Coordinator
Email:  sharon.acen2014@gmail.com 
Phone: 027 245 7031

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