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Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
Year : 2019, Volume : 13, Issue : 1
First page : ( 218) Last page : ( 223)
Print ISSN : 0973-9122. Online ISSN : 0973-9130.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0973-9130.2019.00045.8

Effectiveness of an Education Program on Nurses’ Knowledge about the Triage System in Emergency Department of Qalat Salih Hospital

Hussein Hayder Ali1,*, Hassan Hakima Shaker2

1Academic Nursing Specialist, High Institute of Health Vocational, Ministry of Health. PHD Student. Iraq

2Academic Supervisor, Department of Adult Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Baghdad, Iraq

*Corresponding author: Hayder Ali Hussein. Academic Nursing Specialist, High Institute of Health Vocational, Ministry of Health. PHD Student. Iraq; E-mail: hayderali333@yahoo.com.

Online published on 8 February, 2019.


Objective: The aim of the study is to assess the effectiveness of an educational program on Nurses’ knowledge about the triage system in Emergency department of Qalat Salih Hospital. An experimental design was carried out at Qalat Salih general hospital from 20 May, 2018 to 15 the of July, 2018. The program and instruments were constructed by the researcher for the purpose of the study. Random sample comprised of (60) nurses was divided into two groups, study group consisted of (30) nurses exposed to the nursing educational program and control group consisted of (30) nurses were not exposed to the program. The measurement of effectiveness of nursing educational program through the multiple choice and (true, false) questions includes (40) items are divided to seven main domain related to triage system in emergency department concerning nurses’ knowledge. The analysis of the data was used descriptive statistics and statistical inferential (t-test and Anova) In order to find the differences between the study group and the control group. The study findings indicated that there were highly significant differences between pre and post tests in the study group in overall main domains related to nurses’ knowledge.



Nursing, education, program, knowledge, triage, system.


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