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Commercialization of an Online Training Protocol for Moderate Sedation Education

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
85675
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
GM078918
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APPLIED MEDICAL VISUALIZATIONS, LLC
APPLIED MEDICAL VISUALIZATIONS, LLC 231 East 400 South #216 SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Commercialization of an Online Training Protocol for Moderate Sedation Education
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43GM078918-01A1
Award Amount: $99,898.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Applied Medical Visualizations (Medvis) proposes to create an interactive, World Wide Web based application for training providers of moderate sedation. The creation of a Web based training tool will allow providers of moderate sedation access to a continuously available and comprehensive source of reference material and instruction. As part of the online reference material, a drug modeling engine will be available to the user to visually demonstrate the known time cours e and effect information of the drugs commonly used to induce moderate sedation. The effectiveness of the multimedia training application will be tested using a competency pre and posttest and in a high fidelity patient simulator. An iterative design proce ss will be employed that will ensure the information contained in the interactive multimedia Web based application is a more effective in training moderate sedation providers than current didactic lectures and seminars. This Phase I application con tains four specific aims that will demonstrate the efficacy of the Web based training application. 1.) Encapsulate the knowledge-base required for safe administration of moderate sedation - Medvis will work with domain experts to define proper teaching poi nts and guidelines for the moderate sedation course. 2.) Develop a prototype outline for the moderate sedation course - The outline will delineate course materials into broad categories or course modules 3.) Implement three prototype modules for the course - The prototype course modules (The Continuum of Sedation, Drug Pharmacology, and Airway Management) will be implemented using interactive Flash components. The modules will be made available as software over the World Wide Web. 4.) Evaluate the effective ness of the course - A 2-tiered approach of evaluation will be used. First, competency based paper and pencil testing will be administered before and after training. Second, situational awareness, performance and competency will be evaluated during 4 simul ated scenarios. Results will be compared between those who have received the web-based course and those who receive standard didactic course material.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Albert
8013598429
RALBERT@MEDVIS.COM

Business Contact:

March J. Agutter
jagutter@medvis.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APPLIED MEDICAL VISUALIZATIONS, LLC
APPLIED MEDICAL VISUALIZATIONS, LLC 231 East 400 South #216 SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111

EIN/Tax ID: 710892665
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No