Training experience with community health agents: Focus on prevention and identification of stroke

Ludimila Santos Muniz, Claudenice Ferreira dos Santos, Mariana de Almeida Moraes, Elieusa e Silva Sampaio, Cláudia Geovana da Silva Pires, Fernanda Carneiro Mussi


Objective: To describe the experience of nurses in the process of training community health workers for the prevention and early identification of risk factors and warning signs of Stroke and for community actions before the cerebrovascular event.

Methods: This is a report of an educational intervention with 1,302 community health workers from 12 Health Districts of Salvador. Thirty-four four-hour meetings were developed. The strategies and resources used included reflection dynamics on the impact of Stroke, exhibition classes, use of videos and informative pamphlets.

Results: The educational activities allowed reflections on the repercussions of Stroke on the daily life of victims and their families, as well as on access to health services and the role of community health workers in those contexts.

Conclusions: The experience contributed to the qualification of the work of the community health workers in preventive actions for identification and early intervention in the Stroke.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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