1241: Identification of learning needs on systemic hypertension and diabetes mellitus by primary care health teams

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Author(s): 
S.Takeda1, M.Diercks1, C.Mendonça1, 2
1 Serviço de Saúde Comunitaria, Grupo Hospitalar Conceição, Porto Alegre, Brazil; 2 Departamento de Saúde Coletiva, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
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Introduction: Identifying the educative needs of providers was part of the quality evaluation research in systemic hypertension and diabetes mellitus, funded by the Ministry of Health of Brazil. The baseline evaluated a set of health and individual/ collective indicators developed by the health teams. The intervention consists of permanent education activities for the 329 staff of the 12 health care teams, responsible for 108,560 pop., estimated as 20,120 hypertensive and 6,190 diabetic patients.
Objectives: To suit the permanent education activities to the learning needs of interprofessional teams, identifying themes that are common to the whole team, as well as themes that are specific for each professional category.
Methodology: Three combined methods: individual filling of a questionnaire with one open question, identifying the professional category; learning needs, according to the service managers; needs according to the coordinators of the research, based on the results of morbidity and mortality indicators.
Results: 80% of the staff answered, presenting 646 answers, grouped into 30 categories of themes, next regrouped into large themes: I need to learn more on... “clinical update” (29%); “health promotion and disease prevention” (16%); “treatment compliance” (10%); “collective activities” (10%); “health education” (10%).
Conclusions: A simple, quick, and low-cost research pointed out the teaching-learning needs for teams to better approach these conditions and their prevention either in clinical situations or population-based approaches. The mentioned themes matched the opinion of the managers and the problems reflected by the health indicators. Essential for planning and execution of permanent education.

Disclosure: No conflict of interest declared