Educational technology in care management: technological profile of nurses in Portuguese hospitals
AbstractObjective To identify the technological profile of nurses in Portuguese hospitals. Method A quantitative exploratory study conducted in two hospitals in the northern region and one in the central region of Portugal. The sample was randomly selected and included 960 nurses. Results Of the participants, 420 (46.1%) used computers, 196 (23.4%) reported having knowledge about using computers for teaching, 174 (21.1%) used computers to teach, 112 (15.1%) recognized that using computers can be a technological means to supplement classroom training, 477 (61.6%) would like to receive training on using computers, and 382 (40.9%) reported self-learning of information technology. In relation to distance education, 706 (74.9%) reported they were familiar with it and 752 (76.4%) indicated an interest in participating in training using this modality. Conclusion Organizations should be mindful of the technological profile shown by this group of nurses and look for ways to introduce educational technologies in the management of care.
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Landeiro, M., Freire, R., Martins, M., Martins, T., & Peres, H. (2015). Educational technology in care management: technological profile of nurses in Portuguese hospitals . Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 49(spe2), 150-155. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0080-623420150000800021
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