The aim of this descriptive study, carried out at a public university, was to design, develop, and validate a distance learning module on intramuscular premedication antisepsis. The content was introduced in the Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment, based on the Systematic Model for Web-Based Training projects. Ten nurses and information technologists at work consented to participate, in compliance with ethical guidelines, and answered a questionnaire to validate the Virtual Learning Environment. The educational aspects of the environment interface were mostly evaluated as “excellent,” whereas the assessment of didactic resources indicated interactivity difficulties. It is concluded that distance learning is an important tool for the teaching of premedication antisepsis. To ensure its effectiveness, appropriate methods and interactive devices must be used.
Author Affiliations: College of Nursing (EERP-USP) (Ms Pereira) and General and Specialized Nursing Department, University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto (EERP-USP), WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Research Development (Drs Mendes and Mazzo); and Fundamental Nursing, EERP-USP (Ms Jorge), São Paul, Brazil.
Funding was received from the São Paulo Research Foundation during the research period.
The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationship with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.
Corresponding author: Alessandra Mazzo, PhD, RN, General and Specialized Nursing Department at University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing (EERP-USP), Avenida dos Bandeirantes 3900, Campus Universitário, Bairro Monte Alegre, CEP 14040-902, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil (firstname.lastname@example.org).