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FONSECA, Luciana Mara Monti et al. Technological innovation in teaching semiology and semiotechnique in neonatal nursing: an educational software from development to use. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2009, vol.18, n.3, pp.542-548. ISSN 0104-0707.

New technologies have presented numerous possibilities for computer use in teaching. As such; we aim to describe the development process of an educational software about Semiology and semiotechnique for preterm newborns. The pedagogical framework of problematization and Bernardo's software development methodology were used. Results showed that the Semiotechnique and Semiology of preterm newborns software presents advanced, computerized, and interactive technology. Its simulations allow for maximum approximation to reality, gradually presenting the complexities and specificities of preterm newborns. Hypertext resources allow us to present a series of integrated media: photos, videos, and sounds. This software permits professors and students to experience the inter-relationship along four aspects: the content of semiology and semiotechnique of preterm newborns; new pedagogical approaches; technological innovations in education; and use of the first phase of the Nursing Process, attributing to content organization in basic human needs.

Keywords : Education, nursing; Software; Physical examination; Neonatal nursing; Infant, premature.

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