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1- Department of Economy, Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences, Ilam University, Ilam, Iran. , he.asgari@gmail.com
2- Department of Industrial Engineering, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran.
3- Department of Management, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran.
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Background: Educational planning and managing critical situations of accidents and disasters are among the most important issues. Triage, which means the classification of patients and injuries based on specific situations and needs, is one of the important tasks of hospitals at times of disasters. In this study, triage knowledge and practice of nurses working in hospitals affiliated to Ilam University of Medical Sciences are evaluated.
Materials and Methods: This is a cross-sectional and analytic study conducted in 2017. The statistical population comprised all nurses working in Ilam Medical Sciences hospitals. Using Cochran’s formula, 174 people were sampled and 160 of them completed the study questionnaires and returned them. The main tool of collecting data was a researcher-made questionnaire based on Canadian triage scale. Validity of the questionnaire was assessed by 10 members of the Ilam University of Medical Sciences. The reliability of the questionnaire was between 0.83 and 0.89 using Cronbach α coefficient. The obtained data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics in SPSS.
Results: The Mean±SD duration of nurses’ working in the emergency department was 5.2±3.4 years, of which 46.2% had an experience of using triage. The Mean±SD score of nurses’ knowledge and practice of triage were respectively 10.44±2.11 and 9.22±2.14 out of 15. There was no significant relationship between work experience, gender and age with knowledge and practice of triage, but there was a significant relationship between knowledge and practice of nurses about triage with nursing educational degree.
Conclusion: The level of nurses’ knowledge and practice of triage in hospitals of Ilam University of Medical Sciences is moderate.
Keywords: Nurses, Events, Triage
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2018/03/10 | Accepted: 2018/08/10 | Published: 2018/10/1

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