Synchronous Seminars Telephysiotherapy: Education Instrument for Physiotherapists

D. Florentino, D.J.Barbosa, K.M.Silva, M.I.C.Souza

The telehealth is a management tool and strategy on health and education. This mode enables the reduction in area of professional isolation by teleconference and videoconferencing. The use of technology enhances the creation of new knowledge and opening strategic, regional and social development in various educational fields. The use of information and communication technology amplifies the learning spaces and educational transformation. The telehealth comes as a device for mediation and transformation of these work processes in the health field, allowing results and multidisciplinary support. Physical therapy is a science that seeks to develop new learning tools and the emergence of these strategic lifelong learning.

Objective: To analyse the use of the synchronous Telephysiotherapy seminars by users of the Center for Telehealth-Rio de Janeiro. Methodology: A retrospective study to assess the inclusion of physiotherapy practices of health by the Center for Telehealth Rio de Janeiro-based programs in the Pedro Ernesto University Hospital, State University of Rio de Janeiro. Records coming from telehealth database of Rio de Janeiro Nucleus for the years 2010 to 2014. The data collected resulted in analyses that were divided into workshop mode, number of participants and the access points for this were used.

Results: The Telephysiotherapy presented of 1551 participants of web conferences over the years, being held 40 seminars in real time (synchronous) and 593 access points.

Conclusion: The analysis presented show the impact of using the Telephysiotherapy by users of telehealth Rio de Janeiro, featuring a continuous learning unit for students and physiotherapy professionals.

Conflict of interest. The author declare no conflict of interest

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elearning, synchronous seminars, telephysiotherapy, education