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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OnTrack closing event

OnTRACK (On Time to Rethink Activity Knowledge: A personalized mHealth coaching platform to tackle physical inactivity in COPD) was a 4-year research project that started in 2018 and ended in 2022, having its closing event last September 19 at the Health Innovation Hub of the Polytechnic of Leiria. The goal of the OnTRACK is to promote effective physical activity behaviors in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) through the development of an innovative digital platform for personalised coaching. Joana Cruz, researcher at ciTechCare was the principal investigator of the project, alongside with Alda Marques from the Respiratory Research and

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Telemonitoring in hypertensive patients with exercise prescription is at the origin of an innovative project and article with international recognition 

Pedro Morouço, researcher of ciTechCare, together with other physical exercise professionals, published a systematic review about the impact telemonitoring has on hypertension control. Hypertension is a growing problem in daily society, and specialists expected that all over the Europe, around 35 to 40% of population is hypertensive and, in Portugal, the prevalence of hypertensive adults is around 42,6%. The systematic review resulted in the analysis of 19 eligible articles and the conclusion was that physical exercise really contributes to the control of hypertension and on people with co-morbidities, like heart failure, improve their functional resistance. According to Pedro Morouço, “the

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Blockchain & Healthcare with Catarina Reis – Campus 5 O’Clock Talk

Last June 23, was the last Campus 5 O’Clock Talk session of this season.The number of participants revealed that, this is a hot and interesting topic which is still evolving and needs to be developed and, according to Catarina Reis, ‘clarified’.  This was the third session of this together partnership between ciTechCare and Start up Leiria – Inovação Social and had the higher number of registrations since its start. The speaker, Catarina Reis, is also a researcher from ciTechCare and a blockchain expert who wants to demystify and make easier to understand this theme. Campus 5 O’Clock Talk will come back

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ciTechCare in the 25th anniversary of the Foundation for Science and Technology

Foundation for science and technology celebrated 25 years gathering specialized researchers from several areas between last May 16 and 18. Roberta Frontini and Raúl Antunes, ciTechCare researchers, participated in the ‘Meeting with Science and Technology in Portugal’, presenting the oral communication entitled “We play together, We all play” – a pilot project for promoting inclusion through sport. Both researchers also presented the poster “Mental Health Promotion and physical activity in COVID-19 pandemic context: working in multidisciplinarity”.

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ciTechCare is celebrating 3 years

ciTechCare’s third birthday gathered, last Friday, 13 may, several collaborators to talk about Cardio-respiratory rehabilitation and secondary prevention.  This research, development and innovation unit dedicated to the promotion of healthy lifestyles and the prevention, diagnosis and early intervention of the disease have been evolved for the past 3 years towards

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RUN-EU Institutional Visit to Polytechnic of Leiria

On May 10, at ciTechCare, more than 40 people had the opportunity to get to know the Biosignals and the Advanced Diagnosis laboratories, the Assistive Technology and Occupational Performance Laboratory (aTOPlab) and the Healthcare Simulation Laboratory, whose main goal is to allow healthcare students to practice before their rotations, with

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ciTechCare received Feevale University Committee

According to the established protocol between Politécnico de Leiria and Feevale University, ciTechCare was visited by the committee of this Higher Education Institution from Rio Grande do Sul, last 4th May.  Doctor Cleber Prodanov, Feevale University Dean and Doctor Paula Casari Cundaria,  Director of International and Institutional Relations, got the chance

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Bodyshaming and satisfaction with body image

On September 21, 2021, our researcher Roberta Frontini gave a workshop at Leiria IPL’s School of Education and Social Sciences entitled “Bodyshaming and satisfaction with body image”.This workshop was part of the #BEACTIVE week, a week that intended to celebrate the European week of sport at ESECS. The workshop focused

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