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CPR FOR FAMILIES\VIDEOTAPE DEVELOPMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16696
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16696
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Institute For Behavioral Medic
120 Wayland Avenue Providence, RI 02906
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: CPR FOR FAMILIES\VIDEOTAPE DEVELOPMENT
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,233.00
 

Abstract:

ALTHOUGH EARLY INITIATION OF CPR DOES IMPROVE SURVIVAL, THE PUBLIC HEALTH IMPACT HAS BEEN MINIMIZED BY NOT TARGETING THE TRAINING OF INDIVIDUALS WHO LIVE WITH PATIENTS AT INCREASED RISK FOR SUDDEN DEATH. BASED ON RECENT CONCERNS REGARDING DISEASE TRANSMISSION THROUGH MOUTH-TO-MOUTH CONTACT, WE SPECULATE THAT BYSTANDER CPR RATES ARE DECLINING AND WILL IMPACT NEGATIVELY ON SURVIVAL RATES. DESPITE SUPPORTING CPR IN THEORY, PHYSICIANS APPEAR TO REFER LESS THAN 25% OF POTENTIAL FAMILY MEMBERS FOR CPR TRAINING. CPR TRAINING FOR FAMILIES IS CRITICAL BECAUSE THEY ARE LIKELY TO BE AVAILABLE AND WILLING TO PERFORM THIS LIFE-SAVING INTERVENTION, GIVEN CARDIAC ARREST. WE BELIEVE THAT FOR CPR TRAINING OF FAMILY MEMBERS TO HAVE A BENEFICIAL IMPACT, ALTHOUGH TRAINING MUST ADDRESS NEGATIVE FEELINGS (E. G., PATIENT DEPENDENCY AND SPOUSE RESPONSIBILITY) THAT SERVE TO DETERMINE FAMILY TRUST WHEN CPR IS LEARNED FOR USE WITH A SPECIFIC FAMILY MEMBER. A FILM OF A POST-MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION PATIENT AND HIS WIFE DEALING WITH THE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND TRAINING ISSUES THAT INHIBIT THE BENEFITS OF CPR TRAINING FROM BEING REALIZED WILL BE PRODUCED. EXPERTS IN CPR TRAINING, CARDIAC PATIENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS WILL GENERATE ISSUES AND RETAINED ISSUES WILL BE SCRIPTED AND WEAVED TOGETHER TO CREATE A UNIFIED SHORT FILM.

Principal Investigator:

Gorkin, Larry
Principal Investigator
4017519150

Business Contact:

1 r43 hl46071-01
Small Business Information at Submission:

Institute For Behavioral Medic
120 Wayland Avenue Providence, RI 02906

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No