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An emergency is a medical condition that can occur at any time and requires immediate attention and successful management. Nurses play an important role in preventing unnecessary morbidity by raising awareness of life-threatening situations. As a result, the primary aim of this research was to assess the efficacy of an online curriculum on medical emergency preparedness awareness among staff nurses.
Method: Pre-experimental one group pre-test and post-test research method was used for the study. 40 medical department staff nurses were selected using Non-probability convenient sampling method and questionnaire were administered to assess their knowledge. Pre-test and post-test was conducted to find out effect of online module.
Result: The mean score of knowledge in the pre-test was 14.17 and in post-test was 21.67, and "p" value of the Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test is 0.001, which is highly significant. This shows that the online module is effective and hence, the null hypothesis is rejected.
Conclusion: The findings of the study demonstrate that being prepared for medical emergencies is highly necessary and should be a top priority for all nurses in the workforce. The post-test results showed that the online module was effective in increasing awareness of medical emergency preparedness among medical department staff nurses.The overall level of preparedness for medical emergencies was lacking. Staff nurses should incorporate theory and practise, teaching courses on medical emergency preparedness into the nursing curriculum.