American Journal of Infectious Diseases

E-Learning Practices on Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI): Report of Brazilian Experience

Eduardo Alexandrino Servolo Medeiros, Fernando Gatti De Menezes, Carla Morales Guerra, Ruth Ester Assayag Batista, Luciana Baria Perdiz, Daniela Bicudo Angelieri, Ana Paula Coutinho, Mariana Pastorello Verotti, Sinaida Teixeira Martins, Monica Parente Ramos and Adelia Aparecida Marçal Santos

DOI : 10.3844/ajidsp.2008.232.236

American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Volume 4, Issue 4

Pages 232-236

Abstract

To develop a teaching and learning environment, on-line and free, to provide technical information with health professional team from Epidemiological Health Surveillance and Nosocomial Infection Control Groups in Brazil. The first Brazilian experience of e-learning was carried out through a partnership between the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) and Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP). The course supported by different approaches: internet, telephone, books and CD (compact disk). The course had five topics: legislation, epidemiological surveillance, investigation of outbreaks and prevention of infections, occupational risk and isolation, with 20 days each topic and 250 h. Each topic finished with an evaluation and one classroom course. The student’s number was 236, with 188 selected, 97.7% enrolled in the course and with 3% of non-approval. The students characteristics were: mean age 41.9 years, female gender majority 84.50 and 54.3% nursing, 15.9% physicians and 10.4% pharmacists. In Brazil, with difficulties to have access to knowledge opportunities, HAI’s course would be an alternative to teach about infection control.

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© 2008 Eduardo Alexandrino Servolo Medeiros, Fernando Gatti De Menezes, Carla Morales Guerra, Ruth Ester Assayag Batista, Luciana Baria Perdiz, Daniela Bicudo Angelieri, Ana Paula Coutinho, Mariana Pastorello Verotti, Sinaida Teixeira Martins, Monica Parente Ramos and Adelia Aparecida Marçal Santos. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.