Effectiveness of Education Program in Nurses' Practices about triage system in Emergency Department at Qalat Salih Hospital


  • Hakima Shaker Hassan University of Baghdad
  • Hayder A. Hussein Ministry of Health




nursing, education, practice, triage, system


Aim of study: The aim of the study is to assess the effectiveness of an educational program on Nurses' Practices about the triage system in Emergency department of Qalat Salih Hospital.

Methodology: An experimental design was carried out at Qalat Salih general hospital from 20 May, 2018 to 1 October, 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 observational checklist includes (54) items are divided to seven main domain related to triage system in emergency department concerning nurses' practice. Reliability of instrument was determined through the use of test and retest and the instrument validity was determined through a panel of experts. The analysis of the data was used descriptive statistics (frequencies, percentages, mean score and standard deviation) and statistical inferential (student t- test and ANOVA) In order to find the differences between the study group and the control group

Results: The study findings indicated that there were highly significant differences between pre and posttests in the study group in overall main domains related to nurses' practices

Conclusion: The study concluded that the effectiveness of educational program regarding nurses' practice concerning the triage system in emergency department of Qalat Salih Hospital is significance and there are large differences in pretest than posttest in improvement the nursing staff regard to program of the triage system.

Recommendation: The nurses' staff can be encouraged and motivation for being participated in the special training programs and conference with the triage system specialists who have long experience in practices of the triage procedure to fulfill the nurses' needs related the triage system in their practices. 



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Author Biographies

Hakima Shaker Hassan, University of Baghdad

College of Nursing

Hayder A. Hussein , Ministry of Health

High Institute of Health Vocational




How to Cite

Hassan, H. S., & Hussein , H. A. (2019). Effectiveness of Education Program in Nurses’ Practices about triage system in Emergency Department at Qalat Salih Hospital. Kufa Journal for Nursing Sciences, 9(1), 25–34. https://doi.org/10.36321/kjns.vi20191.2258

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