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Mod Care J 2013, 9(3): 237-244 Back to browse issues page
Studying of BUMS' students' knowledge about hospital triage in 2011
H Hedayati, M. Mogharrab , N. Moasheri, GhR. Sharifzadeh
Instructor , Birjand University of Medical Sciences. Birjand, Iran , marziehmogharab@yahoo.com
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  Background and Aim: Hospital triage is a necessary function of the emergency department which is done by emergency nurses. There is little available information of students' knowledge about hospital triage in the emergency department. The present study aimed at assessing BUMS' students' Knowledge about hospital triage in Birjand in 2011.

  Materials and Method: This was a cross- sectional analytical study whose subjects were all the senior students of medicine, nursing, and emergency medical service. The tool for collecting data was a researcher designed questionnaire consisting of 25 questions divided into three sections: demography information, familiarity with hospital triage (15 questions), and making decisions on hospital triage proceedings (10 questions) .Total grade of knowledge was 25. The obtained data was analysed by means of SPSS, statistical tests including and independent t, and one-way variance analysis at the significant level α=0.05.

  Results: totally, 120 students whose mean age was 23±2.01 were assessed. Their mean knowledge was 7.3±2.4, which shows their weakness in this respect. No significant difference was observed in the mean knowledge of the students regarding sex, field of study, and average.

  Conclusion: Medical students little knowledge of hospital triage can be due to lack of exclusive triage educational courses and not having emergency departments make evidence- based decisions.

Keywords: Triage; Awareness; Students; Emergency Service, Hospital
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Type of Study: Descriptive-Analytic | Subject: Nursery
Received: 2013/02/24 | Accepted: 2013/02/24
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Hedayati H, Mogharrab M, Moasheri N, Sharifzadeh G. Studying of BUMS' students' knowledge about hospital triage in 2011 . Mod Care J. 2013; 9 (3) :237-244
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