Translated title of the contribution: Effect of Education Programs of Electronic Five Levels Triage System on Triage Nurses

邱曉彥, 陳麗琴, 邱艷芬

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In order to improve acuity of triage, electronic Taiwan Triage and Acuity Scale (eTTAS) which had well reliability and validity would be carried out recently. However, learning new system may increase resistance and burden for personnel. Hence, triage nurses' knowledge and expectation of electronic five levels triage system should be understood before formal used. This study explored the effect on decision making of triage level and expectation of electronic live levels triage system after stalls received two different education training programs. This prospective pre and post Lest study was conducted in multiple medical centers in Taiwan. Before and after the training program, we asked the participants to complete the questionnaires. The statistic method included descriptive statistic, independent t-test, paired t-test, chi-square, and stepwise linear regression. We enrolled 39 subjects in group 1 (eight hours) and 161 subjects in group 2 (four hours). The results showed that triage nurses' accuracy of sorting triage level was higher after they received 4 hours training program. The expectations on this system included using touch-screen, fast respond time and automatic connective system. Staffs with more computer experiences had more electronic expectation on the system. Four hours electronic five levels triage training programs can improve accuracy of triage assignment. The planner should consider revising the hardware and software design of the system to fit the expectations before implementing in clinical and to improve willingness of triage nurses to use the device in the future.
Translated title of the contributionEffect of Education Programs of Electronic Five Levels Triage System on Triage Nurses
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Pages (from-to)430-441
Number of pages12
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • five levels triage
  • electronic triage system
  • triage nurses
  • educational training


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