Key Task 4:

to develop sample distance learning materials on home nursing topic

Sample distance learning materials will be developed containing up-to-date knowledge in the given fields demonstrating all the practical tasks which nurses can expect to face in their daily routine work.

To create a distance learning material on family medicine will serve the goals of the National Stroke Program, reducing the stroke mortality and morbidity in Hungary with the assistance of well-trained physicians and nurses in every level.

The stroke disease appears in the form of a very varied syndrom. With corresponding therapy and nursing the residual symptoms can be very well corrected, resp. compensated.

One of the main strategic steps of the change of the structure of healthservices has been the establishment of pre-conditions of home nursing. This form of nursing is not only more economical but also more humane. With regard to the patient with stroke the fact of the familiar environment, the presence of family members, the partial "service" means an advantage.

Some recommendations concerning DE during the development of the material:

-advanced information technologies should be used at least in an alternative way

-separate and combined use of traditional and advanced educational technology should be allowed

-a self-evaluating questioner must be built in the package

-application of self-assessment sheets, study guide, audio-visual guide, written case studies...

-inclusion of video tape demonstration material

-inclusion of audio tapes

-information storage on floppy disks -use of CD-ROM techniques

-course material delivery via Internet ...