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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2016, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : ( 209) Last page : ( 213)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2016.00038.0

A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Self Instructional Module of Knowledge on Utilization of Emergency Crash Cart System in Hospital among 4th year B. Sc Nursing Students of Selected Nursing Colleges in Mysore

Mr. Paramesha*, Mr. Kumar Vinay G., Mr. Murthy Vishakanta D.G.

Asst. Lecturer, JSS College Of Nursing, Mysore

*Corresponding Author Email: parameshnagesh@gmail.com

Online published on 15 October, 2016.



Emergency nurses frequently contact patients in the emergency department before the patient seen by a physician. In this situation, the nurse must be skilled at rapid, accurate physical examination, early recognition of life-threatening illness or injury, the use of advanced monitoring and treatment equipment, and in some cases, the ordering of testing and medication according to "advance treatment guidelines" or "standing orders" set out by the hospital's emergency physician staff.


1. To assess the pre-test knowledge scores of 4th year B. Sc Nursing students on utilization of emergency crash cart system in hospital.

2. To assess the effectiveness of self instructional module of knowledge on utilization of emergency crash cart system in hospital in terms of post test knowledge scores

3. To develop self instructional module on utilization of emergency Crash Cart System in Hospital. Methods: Quasi experimental one group pre-test and post-test design with evaluative approach was used. Study was carried out in selected Nursing Colleges in Mysore, using simple random sampling. 100 4th year B. Sc Nursing students were selected as samples. Data was collected by a self-administered questionnaire which includes demographic data, and 30 items related to General information (10), Definition, purposes and contents (7), and types of emergency crash cart and its maintenance (20). Self-instructional module was administered after assessing the pre-test. A post test was conducted after 7 days with same tool.


Findings reveal that the among 100 students majority 47(47%) of them were in the age group between 22–25 yrs. 52(52%) were females, and 37(37%) of them were got information from Class Teachers. Pre test revealed that 4th year B. Sc Nursing students were having low level of knowledge with a mean score of 18.35. After giving Self-instructional module post test score increased to 23.69, which shows the effectiveness of Self-instructional module. It has been found that variables like age, sex and source of information shows there will be significant association with Post-test knowledge level.

Interpretation and conclusion

As the mean post test score is significantly higher than that of the pre-test it is evident that the knowledge of 4th year B. Sc Nursing students was improved after the educational intervention. The tool developed can be used to identify individuals in need of educational intervention as well as to assess the effectiveness of emergency crash cart system. Implications of various aspects of nursing care addressed and recommendations for the future research are discussed.



Emergency Crash Cart System, Self-Instructional Module and 4th year B. Sc Nursing students.


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