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INTERACTIVE COMPACT DISC SIMULATION/CANCER PAIN MGMT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11430
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11430
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vortex Interactive
800 Grand Ave Ste B-8 Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: INTERACTIVE COMPACT DISC SIMULATION/CANCER PAIN MGMT
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

CANCER PAIN IS OFTEN INADEQUATELY TREATED BECAUSE PHYSICIANS, NURSES, AND OTHER HEALTH-CARE PROVIDERS FAIL TO ADEQUATELY ASSESS CANCER PAIN AND IMPLEMENT EFFECTIVE THERAPIES. BARRIERS TO EFFECTIVE CANCER PAIN MANAGEMENT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED, AND FOREMOST IS THE LACK OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS. THIS PROJECT WILL DEVELOP A PROTOTYPE COMPACT DISC-INTERACTIVE (CD-I) EDUCATION SYSTEM THAT CAN BE USED TOEDUCATE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AT MULTIPLE LEVELS OF TRAINING. THE EDUCATION PROGRAM WILL USE PATIENT CARE SIMULATIONS TO DEMONSTRATE THE EFFECT OF MANAGEMENT DECISIONS. A KNOWLEDGEBASE IN CANCER PAIN MANAGEMENT WILL BE DEFINED AND DEVELOPEDAND USED TO INSTRUCT THE USER DURING PATIENT MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS. THE PATIENT MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS WILL SERVE TO ILLUSTRATE THE MAJOR CANCER PAIN SYNDROMES AND WILL BE LINKED TO THE DOMAINS OF THE KNOWLEDGE BASE. THE CD-I SYSTEM WILL FACILITATE SIMULTANEOUS HIGH-QUALITY AUDIO, VIDEO, GRAPHIC, AND TEXT PRESENTATION DESIGNED TO HAVE HIGH EMOTIONAL IMPACT AND USER INTERACTION TO PROMOTE EFFECTIVE LEARNING. IN PHASE I, THE KNOWLEDGE BASE WILL BE DEFINED AND DEVELOPEDAND THE ENTIRE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM DESIGNED. ONE MODULE THAT WILL SERVE AS A PROTOTYPE WILL BE IMPLEMENTED. THE PROTOTYPE PRODUCT WILL BE BETA TESTED AND ITS EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS EVALUATED. THIS WILL FACILITATE EVALUATION OFCD-I AS AN INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIUM FOR HEALTH EDUCATION.

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Vortex Interactive
800 Grand Ave Ste B-8 Carlsbad, CA 92008

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