ESEnfC researchers take part in a European project aimed to create an e-learning training course to cover the teaching-learning process of the topic of chronic wounds in a more attractive and efficient manner, also based on simulation.
CPU: Care of Pressure and Venous Ulcers in Simulation Environment is the name of the project led by the Tallinna Tervishoiu Kõrgkool (Estonia). Besides our School, it also has the participation of higher education institutions from Finland (Turku University of Applied Sciences), Hungary (Semmelweis Egyetem), and Turkey (Istanbul University).
Lasting for three years (September 2018-August 2021), the project should result in an e-learning online course which will cover the options for the prevention of chronic wounds, the causes, clinical assessment, and care of the venous and pressure ulcers.
The e-learning course will be based on the latest research results in this area, as well as on the practical experience of the researchers and faculty involved in this project.
According to the project’s partner institutions, “the use of digital technologies and animations make the course innovative, improve pedagogies, and support the acquisition of new knowledge and skills”.
CPU is co-funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme (Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education). The project is integrated into the Health Sciences Research Unit: Nursing, a research centre which is hosted by the School and evaluated, accredited, and funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology.
Professors Luís Paiva and Verónica Coutinho take part in this project, as well as the students Márcia Silva Coelho and Rafael Ferreira Ramalho.