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Acta Paulista de Enfermagem
On-line version ISSN 1982-0194
QUEIROZ, Fernanda Mateus et al. Venous ulcer and compression therapy for nurses: development of online course. Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.3, pp.435-440. ISSN 1982-0194. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-21002012000300018.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the development of an online course about venous ulcer, with a focus on compression therapy, for the educating of nurses. METHODS: The development of an online course followed the phases of analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation, based on contextualized instructional design. RESULTS: The course was divided into ten modules structured in the Moodle virtual learning environment. It was characterized by a constructivist approach, aimed at increasing student participation, to provide principal references, reviews and consensus, and to utilize multimedia objects and interactive educational resources. CONCLUSION: The course provides professional nursing education in compression therapy in an innovative, flexible, interactive manner in various care settings.
Keywords : Nursing informatics; Varicose ulcers; Education, distance; Education, nursing; Professional training.