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School Emergency Triage Training Online (SETT)

Release Date: 01/15/2019 
Reviewed: 03/11/2023
Expiration Date: 03/11/2026

Upon successful completion of this offering,
participants will be awarded 3.5 Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) contact hours.

Cost: $135.00
$90.00 for NASN members!

Instructions to Successfully Complete This NCPD Activity
To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, follow the steps below, and complete and view the full content of the program including the course evaluation.

NASN will conduct an outcome assessment of a sample of participants at a later date. Please be advised that, if you complete this course, you may be asked to participate in this outcome assessment.

Step 1: Enroll in the course. Select the Purchase button. You will be directed to the e-commerce system. The item should already be in your shopping cart (look for the shopping cart icon at the top of the e-commerce web page). The cost for this course will be reduced for NASN members during the checkout process.

Step 2: Complete and view the full content of the program. Content items are indexed at the bottom of this screen. After you enroll, you will return to this screen. The first content item will be “unlocked” so that you can begin completing the course. Subsequent items will “unlock” as you complete previous items.

Step 3: Print the certificate.

Program Overview
School Emergency Triage Training (SETT) is a program for school nurses. It teaches effective management of school emergencies where there are mass casualties requiring careful planning, preparation, and training to maximize effectiveness under less than optimal conditions.  School nurses will learn how to coordinate the collection of information from a variety of sources to develop emergency disaster response plans which requires coordination with school administrators, staff, health care providers, and other community first-responders.

  • Module 1: SETT Program Overview
  • Module 2: Triage Algorithms
  • Module 3: Psychological Issues During Crisis
  • Module 4: Building and Leading Emergency Response Teams
  • Module 5: Emergency/Disaster Preparedness in Schools
  • Module 6: Interactive Triage Practice Scenarios
The purpose of this course is to provide school nurses with the knowledge, skills and training resources to lead school-based Disaster Response Teams and perform triage in response to mass casualty incident (MCI) events.

In this SETT online course you will be guided by a narrator through the sections until course completion. Throughout the program are video clips from the live or in-person SETT program to enhance the learning experience and show some classroom discussion. In addition, there are multiple interactive simulations and application of knowledge to optimize content retention. Resource links and documents are listed with the presentation. 

SETT Online Forum
To enhance the learning experience, all SETT online participants are invited to join the SETT Online Forum. Participants of this training can gain a great deal of insight from each other through online discussions and knowledge sharing.

Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the importance of preventative training for disaster planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising and evaluating and taking corrective action prior to a school Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) event.
  2. Lists skills and characteristics a school nurse needs to be an effective leader in mass casualty response in schools.
  3. Apply knowledge to develop basic disaster prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery plans for health service providers in schools.
  4. Identify issues unique to the school setting that can impact the sustainability and effectiveness of disaster preparedness measures.
  5. Discuss regional considerations related to disaster preparedness training with local and national resources.
  6. Demonstrate how to use the START/JumpSTART algorithms to perform mass casualty triage.
  7. Identify and list the principles and methods used to perform triage and response to school-based MCI events.
  8. Identify strategies to engage school Emergency/Disaster Preparedness Team volunteers and administrative support.
  9. Describe how the Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice ™ is applicable to Emergency/Disaster Preparedness.

Intended Audience
This continuing education program is an interactive and knowledge-based activity developed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses who are interested in advancing their practice as a school nurse in the management and mitigation of school emergency triage and training.

Faculty 2023 Review Committee
April Weisedel, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
Pasadena, Texas

Elizabeth Clark MSN, RN, NCSN
School Medicaid Coordinator
Boulder, Colorado

JoDe Kinnaman, MS, RN, NCSN
Health Specialist
Edgar, Nebraska
Deborah Strouse, Med, MSN
Disaster Preparedness Nurse Training Coordinator
Columbus, Ohio

Cynthia Begley, BSN, RN, NCSN
School Nurse
Rapid City, SD

JoDe Kinnaman, MS, RN, NCSN
Health Specialist
Edgar, Nebraska

Acknowledgement of the SETT in-person training authors:
School Emergency Triage Training: A Program for School Nurses. (4th ed.). (2017). Jade Slaffey, MSHCA, BSN, RN, Patricia Guilday, MSN, NCSN, RN, Paula Harrelson, BSN, MSN, RN and JoDe Kinnaman, BA, RN. Graphics designed by Danielle Harris, BA.

Faculty and Nurse Planner(s) Disclosures
NASN must ensure that all educational session content is free of commercial interest, bias, influence, and that the integrity of the content is uncompromised.  The intent of this disclosure is to provide learners with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The nurse planner(s), faculty, and reviewers disclose there are no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for those involved with the ability to control the content of this activity.  

Accreditation Statement
The National Association of School Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NASN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed in this learning activity.

Commercial Support or Grant Funding
This program did not receive commercial support or grant funding.

Rodney La Point, MSN, RN
Nurse Education and Practice Specialist

Stephanye White
Program and Project Specialist