Study on the level of knowledge and performance of North Khuzestan medical emergency 115 personnel on pre-hospital triage
Journal of Critical Care Nursing : May 24, 2006,
5 (2); e7056
April 30, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
August 24, 2016
April 29, 2012
S, Sadeghi Moghaddam
M, Araghi Ahvazi
L, et al. Study on the level of knowledge and performance of North Khuzestan medical emergency 115 personnel on pre-hospital triage,
Crit Care Nurs J.
Introduction: Triage is one of the most important managerial and decisionmaking
concepts in emergency. Triage brings the most benefit to the greatest
number of patients. In this regard, the present study was conducted to
determine the level of knowledge and performance of medical emergency
staff on pre-hospital triage.
Methods: This descriptive study was carried out on 144 subjects of medical
emergency staff of North Khuzestan selected through simple random
sampling; data were collected using a researcher-made questionnaire,
including five demographic questions, fifteen questions on triage knowledge,
and nineteen questions on triage performance, the reliability of which was
evaluated by re-test and Pearson correlation coefficient. Data were then
analyzed by independent t-test, ANOVA and Pearson correlation analysis
using SPSS18 statistical software.
Results: The mean age of subjects and the years of experience was 31.32 ±
3.9 and 4.20 ± 2.68 years respectively. The mean triage knowledge score
(5.69 ± 2.5 out of a total score of 15), as well as triage performance (5.78 ±
3.2 out of a total score of 19) were found to be in a poor level.
Conclusion: Lack of knowledge and poor performance of medical
emergency staff in terms of pre-hospital triage can be due to lack of a
national guideline in the country's medical emergency, and, hence, the
authorities are recommended to make attempts to resolve this problem.
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