Emergency Nurses' Knowledge and Practices Regarding Triage


Triage is the most important step in the emergency room. Triage is useful for ensuring that every patient gets rapid, precise, responsive and accurate treatment according to their condition based on ABCDE (airway, breathing, circulation, disability, environment) priorities. For this reason, it is necessary for nurses to be competent in the knowledge and skills related to triage. This study aimed to determine the association between knowledge and the implementation of triage by nurses at the Siloam Hospital in Kupang. This quantitative research used a correlative research design with a cross-sectional approach. 25 emergency nurses were recruited through saturation sampling. The instruments used in this study were a questionnaire, an observation sheet, and a checklist guided by the Service Operational Standards (SOP) for Triage Implementation. Data were analyzed using the Chi-square test. There was a significant relationship found between knowledge and the implementation of triage (p = 0.003). Therefore, it is important to optimize the nursing workforce, make arrangements related to their workload, enhance their motivation, and continue to improve their knowledge, skills and obedience in the emergency room through training programs and supervision.

Keywords: knowledge, implementation, triage

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