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Mobile Application to support Primary Health Care dentists in medicine prescription


Mobile Application to support Primary Health Care dentists in medicine prescription

Francisco Medella Junior; Rodrigo Tubelo; Rafael Braga; Otávio D’Avila; Maria Eugênia Bresolin Pinto; Alessandra Dahmer

Background: For World Health Organization, the most effective way to improve the use of medicines in developing countries Primary Care is the combination of education and supervision of health professionals, consumer education and ensuring adequate access to appropriate medications. Thus, the aim of this work is to develop an application for the Android platform to serve as a consult method for professionals that meet the Primary Health Care (PHC).

Summary of Work: To select the content to be inserted into the application, we selected the main topics in clinical pharmacology for dental practitioners working in primary health care. Therefore the following themes will be implemented in the application: antimicrobials, beta-lactam antibiotics, macrolides, tetracyclines, antifungal, antiviral , anti, inflammatory drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflamattory, steroidal anti-inflamattory, etc. At the environment development the correct configuration is vital for the production and testing of mobile applications step. The mobile application is being developed for Android platform and enables access to information even in the offline mode.

Summary of Results: Thus, the application was made for mobile and is assisting health professionals in defining and prescriptions to care their patient at the dental clinic. The application mobile of Oral Health pharmacology in the PHC will be another mechanism to improve quality of care.

Discussion and Conclusions: The implementation of applications who works offline allows their use in Primary Health, even in distance places, far from big centers, without internet access.

Take-home messages: Mobile applications are an important tool in education and have the potential for significant improvement in the learning process.

 

Publicado em: Anais de evento/ AMEE 2014.

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