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ECG EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60232
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HL070577
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ACADEMIC EDGE, INC.
108 E. 14th Street BLOOMINGTON, IN 47408-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: ECG EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HL070577-01
Award Amount: $160,251.00
 

Abstract:

Electrocardiogram is the most common cardiac examination ordered by physicians. In the past, only persons working in the ECG laboratory were allowed to perform a 12-lead ECG on a patient. Today, however, this task has been delegated to a variety of health professionals, including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and even nursing assistants in some health care facilities. There is a need for educational programs that meet the needs of these practitioners while minimizing resource expenditure. This project proposes the design, development, and evaluation of simECG, a multimedia, simulation-based system to train health care professionals in the use and troubleshooting of ECG machines. Phase I will implement the underlying simulation, an introductory section on the physiological processes underlying ECGs, a single simulated case patient for training the user in performing an ECG, and a parallel assessment module. The design and development will be evaluated through three efforts: (1) a subject-matter-expert review, to include quality assurance by a cardiologist, and (2) an end-user focus group review of the product at three stages--initial design, alpha prototype, and beta prototype. The prototype will also be evaluated in (3) a controlled field trial of 100 randomly assigned target users.

Principal Investigator:

Richard C. Goldsworthy
8123339543
RICK@ACADEMICEDGE.NET

Business Contact:

Richard Goldsworthy
8123323343
RICK@ACADEMICEDGE.NET
Small Business Information at Submission:

ACADEMIC EDGE, INC.
ACADEMIC EDGE, INC. 2185 GARDEN SPRINGS DR LEXINGTON, KY 40504

EIN/Tax ID: 611104252
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No