The The Effectiveness of Poster Media on Increasing Nurses' Knowledge about the Australasian Triage Scale (ATS)

  • I Gusti Ngurah Putu Jaya Antara Bali Mandara Regional General Hospital, Bali, Indonesia
  • Ni Putu Emy Darma Yanti Undergraduate Study Program in Nursing and Nursing Profession, Faculty of Medicine, Udayana University, Indonesia
  • Ida Ayu Md Vera Susiladewi Bali Mandara Regional General Hospital, Bali, Indonesia
  • Putu Mariany Purnama Sari Bali Mandara Regional General Hospital, Bali, Indonesia
Keywords: australasian triage scale, emergency department, nurses knowledge


The nurses who working in Emergency Room (ER) are require to be able to provide fast and appropriate treatment according to the priority of the patient's condition. Triage is the process of sorting out patients according to their level of emergency. Australasian Triage Scale (ATS) is one of the triage systems implemented in ER. In practice, sometimes the triage carried out by nurses is not appropriate based on the guidelines, resulting over triage or under triage in patients. The aims of this study is to determine the effectiveness of poster media on increasing nurses knowledge about ATS in Emergency Room Bali Mandara Hospital. This research is a quasi-experimental research design with One Group Pretest-Posttest Design Without Group Control. The number of samples in this study were 26 nurses obtained by total sampling. The instrument in this study used a questionnaire and ATS poster. Data analysis used Paired Sample T-Test. This research obtained the average score of nurses knowledge about ATS on pretest 6,08 and posttest increased to 7,58. Bivariate analysis obtained p-value of <0.001 which means that there is a significant effect of poster media on increasing nurses knowledge about ATS. Nurses should have a good understanding of triage so that they can perform optimal management of the patient in emergency situation.


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Antara IGNPJ, Emy Darma Yanti NP, Md Vera Susiladewi IA, Mariany Purnama Sari P. The The Effectiveness of Poster Media on Increasing Nurses’ Knowledge about the Australasian Triage Scale (ATS). NHSJ [Internet]. 2023Mar.2 [cited 2024Feb.21];3(1):61-6. Available from: