Educational needs of emergency nurses according to the emergency condition preparedness criteria in hospitals of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
Journal of Critical Care Nursing : May 24, 2006, 5 (3); e7064
April 30, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
August 24, 2016
April 23, 2012
F , Hasankhani
H , Vahdati Shams
S , Dehghannejad
J , Dadashzadeh
A , et al. Educational needs of emergency nurses according to the emergency condition preparedness criteria in hospitals of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences,
Crit Care Nurs J.
Aims: Because of the increased critical situation in the world, it is essential for
all health care professionals, especially nurses, to be ready to manage
emergency situations. This study assessed the educational needs of nurses for
critical situations preparedness on which, educational planning could be done.
Methods: According to a descriptive cross-sectional study design, 140
emergency nurses in Tabriz’s educational hospitals selected. Emergency
Preparedness Information Questionnaire (EPIQ) was used as a tool to assess
preparedness of nurses. The questionnaire consisted of two parts. The part one,
consisted of demographic profile questions and part 2, EPIQ, included about
44 questions in the eight subs-scales. Data analyzed by using SPSS ver. 17
Results: Data analysis showed 66.6% of samples were female. 44% of the
nurses had no experience of special training in crisis situations. The total score
of emergency condition preparedness of the sample was (2.30 ± 0.97); the
lowest and highest scores of the subject was Reporting and Accessing Critical
Resources subscale (2.03 ± 0.9) and Triage subscale (2.51 ± 0.7) respectively.
The mean scores of each item, in all eight sections (except triage), were
moderate to low.
Conclusion: According to the results, the emergency nurses are not prepared
enough to respond appropriately in crisis situations .Therefore crisis situations
trainings should be offered for the nurses as continuing education. In addition,
the development of crisis nursing courses in nursing post graduate departments
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