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Clinical Simulation as a learning tool in the nursing teaching model

Nursing education has been modified as far as the teaching model is concerned. Clinical Simulation reveals an exponential growth, replacing part of the time allocated to internships.  Hugo Duarte, professor, nurse and ciTechCare researcher in nursing field highlights that this pedagogic dimension constitutes “a tool that enables the integration and consolidation of theoretical knowledge with clinical practice, developing technical and non-technical competencies within the nursing students community”.  The Healthcare Simulation Laboratory, located in the ciTechCare, provides practical sessions, through artificial healthcare scenarios similar to realistic clinical contexts, which helps students to have a training focused in “reducing response time”, “improving emotional

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CHL Pneumology Service and ciTechCare: a positive appraisal after 6 months of collaboration

“There is a very close relationship to the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, especially in the figure of ciTechCare” Salvato Feijó, Director of Pneumology Service at CHL Since December 2021 that the protocol between Hospital Center of Leiria (CHL) and Politécnico of Leiria (IPL) enables the performance of cardiopulmonary stress test, contributing to the extension of the pneumology and cardiology services competencies.   In an interview with Hospital Público, Salvato Feijó, Director of the Pneumology Service at Centro Hospitalar de Leiria (CHL), recognize that from the service genesis, in 2015, has been registered an increase of the responsiveness, not only in terms of training

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Asbestos – a public health challenge

The presence of asbestos in some of the public infrastructure is a topic that has been discussed and deserves special attention, since it is a carcinogen capable of potentiating cancer. Asbestos is known as a human carcinogen, even at very low doses, and is currently considered as the leading cause of cancer associated with occupational exposure in industrialized countries. Sometimes this material is located in buildings or in infrastructure in places whose presence is unknown. In addition, health effects can persist for years and years, even after being exposed to this agent. On this subject, Cátia Santos, a researcher at

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Role of healthcare professionals in chronic pain

Cristina Costeira, researcher at ciTechCare, published an article entitled “Appropriated management of chronic pain: a personal right, a healthcare professional duty”, on Diário de Leiria journal, for raising awareness about the importance of treating chronic pain, which affects about 3 million portuguese. According to Cristina, living with continuous pain should not be considered as a natural way of life, therefore, a proper intervention from the healthcare professionals is essential, what turns up to be more relevant since “only 22% of people with chronic pain have regular medical appointments”. However, a patients’ dedicated attitude is also mandatory in this process. Some

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Cooking Workshop – Veggies4myheart project

Saturday, February 26, the Cooking Workshop of the Veggies4MyHeart project took place at the School of Health Sciences (ESSLei) of the Polytechnic of Leiria, with the special participation of Chef and Nutritionist Rui Lopes and the presence of the project team.Veggies4myHeart is a ciTechCare project, led by Cátia Pontes and promoted by Intern Nutritionists Neuza Barros and Patrícia Ferreira. The project aims to promote literacy in food and nutrition as well as to reinforce the consumption of vegetables in preschool age.This year, the project was carried out in partnership with the PIICIE program (Integrated and Innovative Plan to Combat School Withdraw)

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CBmeter in the podcast

ciTechCare researcher Maria Guarino talked with António Lopes in the podcast UmsobreZero about CBmeter project CBmeter – ciTechcare (ipleiria.pt). In this podcast, topics of interest to most people were addressed, such as the definition of diabetes and the evolution of the disease throughout history, as well as its consequences. The impact of the CBmeter project in diabetes prevention and how it aims to contribute to early diagnosis of this disease that currently affects about 420 million people worldwide. UmsobreZero is a podcast of conversations about technology that was awarded the prize for best Science and Technology podcast in the Portuguese

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