NURSE'S KNOWLEDGE ON THE INITIAL ASSESSMENT FOR PRIMARY SURVEY OF EMERGENCY PATIENT AT EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
Background: A person who has experienced an interruption of breathing or cardiac arrest is not necessarily dead, he can still be helped. The early examination with initial assessment which is starting from the preparation in identifying the patient, after that do the triaging according to disease classification and followed by doing primary survey in doing first aid action, then proceed with action cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Materials and Methods: The method used in this study is quantitative research with the type of correlational design. The population was taken is emergency installation nurse at Emergency Department of Regional Hospital Toto Kabila, Bone Bolango Regency, Gorontalo with total of 23 respondens, which is analyzed by rank spearmen correlation technique.
Results: The results show a positive correlation value of correlation test results that have been done, it is known that the significance value shown is equal to 0.000 or <0.05 with a coefficient of 0.743.
Conclusion: The higher the nurse's knowledge about the initial assessment the better in the implementation of the primary survey. These results may serve as a reference to improve the performance of nurse emergency installation in dealing with emergency patients.
Keywords: Initial Assessment, Primary Survey, Emergency Department.