Name: MICHELE DA SILVA

Publication date: 02/02/2023
Advisor:

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MARIA EDLA DE OLIVEIRA BRINGUENTE Advisor *
WALCKIRIA GARCIA ROMERO SIPOLATTI Co-advisor *

Examining board:

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ELIANE DE FÁTIMA ALMEIDA LIMA Internal Examiner *
LAYLA MENDONÇA LÍRIO External Alternate *
MARIA EDLA DE OLIVEIRA BRINGUENTE Advisor *
PAULA DE SOUZA SILVA FREITAS External Alternate *
WALCKIRIA GARCIA ROMERO SIPOLATTI Co advisor *

Summary: Introduction: The occurrence of pressure ulcers causes pain and suffering, prolongs hospital stay, increases hospital costs morbidity and mortality; affects the quality of life and has a great impact on the lives of people with pressure ulcers and their families and caregivers. These lesions are characterized by difficult healing, demand for daily care and knowledge about the appropriate treatment, as well as the need for family support and primary care after hospital discharge. Therefore, in the preparation for hospital discharge, guiding patients, family members and caregivers about home care of the lesions and the importance of continuing the treatment in primary care contributes to the continuity of treatment, and to the improvement of quality of life and of care. Objective: To develop and evaluate educational technologies, in the form of a booklet and an infographic for home care of people with pressure ulcers. Methodology: This is a methodological study, which used Paulo Freire`s theoretical framework. The research was developed in three stages: the first stage was dedicated to the scope review; the second stage was dedicated to the elaboration of educational technologies in the form of a booklet and an infographic for the orientation of people with pressure ulcers, their families and caregivers; and, in the third stage, the semantic evaluation of the educational technologies with the target audience. Results: Elaboration of a booklet and an infographic that will be the basis of the orientation for home care of people with pressure ulcers. Conclusion: The technologies developed in this research may contribute positively to the participatory teaching-learning process through health education, helping and guiding people with pressure ulcers, their families and caregivers in the home care of pressure ulcers. They will be presented and appreciated by the managers of the Hospital Unit of the researcher and may be implemented as a support tool for the actions of nursing professionals in the preparation for hospital discharge, as well as may be used in primary health care, assisting in the continuity of treatment after hospital discharge.

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