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A Study to Assess Effectiveness of Plan Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Triage System of Patient in Emergency Department among Nursing Personnel in Selected Hospital at Mehsana City

Daxaben P. Pate, Afsarkh B. Pathan


The hospital emergency department (ED) is one of the most important components of the healthcare delivery system. EDs worldwide are reportedly serving increasing numbers of patients who have a range of problems of variable urgency, from life-threatening to mild. All patients arriving for emergency care need to be assessed and classified to prioritize those who have the most urgent medical problems and are in need of immediate care. This classification process is termed triage and it is usually performed by an ED nurse. Triage is usually performed in the ED by nursing staff who allocate a triage designation and initiate emergency care before the patient is examined by a doctor. Triage nurses usually have advanced training in decision-making. They have been shown to have the necessary skills to make appropriate triage decisions and provide a highly effective service to ED patients in healthcare settings. The mean posttest knowledge score (20.52) was higher than mean pretest knowledge score (10.42) with the mean difference (10) were statistically tested using paired ‘t’ test and it was found significant. Hence it was proved that the planned teaching programme was effective in increasing knowledge on Triage system of patient in ED among nursing personnel of selected hospital of Mehsana, Gujarat, India.

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