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Blood Banking-The Need for Training and Evaluation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
22324
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
22324
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
KLEIN ASSOC., INC.
1750 Commerce Center Blvd. North Fairborn, OH 45324
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Blood Banking-The Need for Training and Evaluation
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,734.00
 

Abstract:

Blood banks have an ongoing training need and have recently been mandated by the American Association of Blood Bankers (AABB, 1991) to provide competency evaluations of its staff members. Thus, there is an immediate need to develop criteria for training and methods for evaluating the skills necessary to provide quality blood products to patients. There are many medical technology domains that require cognitive task analysis methods for identifying critical aspects of expertise for purposes of assessment and training. Because of rapid changes in technology, highly efficient knowledge assessment strategies are needed. The research will evaluate the feasibility of using a Critical Decision method (CDM) of knowledge engineering to identify and document the assessment skills and training approaches of highly proficient blood bankers. The study will then explore the feasibility of using this knowledge to build training tools and competency tests to meet the needs of blood banks. The results of this project will have direct application to blood banks as well as more widespread application to meet the training demands of medical technologists and other groups that require training.

Principal Investigator:

Gary A. Klein
5138738166

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Klein Associates, Inc.
582 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs R Fairborn, OH 45324

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