Importance of hand hygiene

Catarina Marques, Specialist Nurse in Intensive Care of Centro Hospitalar de Leiria, EPE and PhD student at ciTechCare, published on January 27 an opinion article in the Diário de Leiria on the importance of hand hygiene, highlighting the fundamental role of this gesture to fight the pandemic and identifying the various forms of hand hygiene.Catarina points out that “The hands are covered mostly by bacteria, but also fungi, viruses and protozoa (…). It is through touch (contact) of surfaces (…) that these microorganisms reach our hands, and it is also through this transmission route that they can be left on

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Pandemic race

Salvato Feijó, collaborator member of ciTechCare, current clinical director of Centro Hospitalar de Leiria and director of the Pulmonology Departmentof the same hospital, was interviewed by Jornal de Leiria on January 28th, where he spoke about the challenge that the Leiria Hospital Center, like other hospitals in the country, is facing due to the new wave of COVID-19. “We are in a race against the pandemic time to gain some advantage, given the epidemiological evolution. The situation is very serious.” says Salvato. “What we are experiencing in hospitals is not comparable with anyother time. (…) The health system mustrespond. We

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ciTechCare members attended the X Congreso Hispano Luso de Estudiantes de Enfermería

The congress took place from April 26 to 27, 2018 and joined together students and nurses from Portugal and Spain, under the theme of Nursing without limits. X Congreso Hispano Luso de Estudiantes de Enfermería is a join venture event aiming to maintain intercultural contact of students, professionals and professors of Nursing of Portugal and Spain; facilitate students participation in workshops to completing their training; present research projects carried out by nursing students, professionals and nursing professors. Maria dos Anjos Dixe and Ana Querido attended the Congress as Nursing professors in the Project Help2Care. Nursing students Anaísa Israel and Marta Oliveira participate by presenting the

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Importance of mental health and physical activity in confinement

Roberta Frontini, researcher at ciTechCare, was invited to present a lecture entitled “The importance of promoting mental health and physical activity during pandemic lockdown: the relevance of a multidisciplinary view”, in the 3rd edition of The Man-Machine Wellbeing Symposium (MW).Roberta highlighted some studies carried out by a team of lecturers

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Role of Science and Technology in Social Awareness

Maria Guarino, coordinator of ciTechCare, will participate tomorrow (May 11th) in the 5th session of the Cycle of Social Innovation Webinars. Under the title “THE ROLE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIAL SENSITIZATION”, this session is part of the webinar promoted by Startup Leiria: “Technology & Knowledge: Innovation Catalysts” which,

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Second version of the Veggies4MyHeart on Play Store

The second version of Veggies4MyHeart has just been released on Play Store and will soon be launched on the App Store. This serious game for health promotion is targeted at pre-school children and aims to promote knowledge about vegetables and encourage them to eat more vegetables from an early age.This

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