Educational technology in care management: technological profile of nurses in Portuguese hospitals

  • Maria José Lumini Landeiro Escola Superior de Enfermagem do Porto
  • Rosa Maria Albuquerque Freire Escola Superior de Enfermagem do Porto
  • Maria Manuela Martins Escola Superior de Enfermagem do Porto
  • Teresa Vieira Martins Escola Superior de Enfermagem do Porto
  • Heloísa Helena Ciqueto Peres Universidade de São Paulo; Escola de Enfermagem; Departamento de Orientação Profissional

Abstract

Objective 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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Published
2015-12-01
How to Cite
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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