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Handoff Training for Combat Casualty Care (HTC3) Framework

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Agency
Contract: W81XWH-18-C-0058
Agency Tracking Number: H17B-001-0001
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHA17B-001
Solicitation Number: 2017.0
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-12-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-07-17
Small Business Information
3527 Beverly Glen Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
United States
DUNS: 124668711
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Gershon Weltman
 (818) 788-1025
Business Contact
 Dr. Amos Freedy
Phone: (818) 788-4830
Research Institution
 Rice University
 Prof. Eduardo Salas
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
United States

 (713) 398-3917
 Nonprofit College or University

This proposal is to develop a Handoff Training for Combat Casualty Care (HTC3) Framework.Training is the crux of the handoff problem today. Patient handoffs are a crucial part of casualty care, both in military and civilian environments; and today handoffs are being performed in less than optimal fashion, with ineffective communications accounting for 80% of the handoff errors. Our new HTC3 Framework for simulation-based handoff training at all levels of casualty care will focus initially on the tactical, in-theater steps from initial aid though en-route care and facility acceptance.We will consider the Joint nature of medicine at these levels, which requires communication across Services, as well as the frequent need for communication across cultures.Similar considerations hold in the civilian sphere, and are also amenable to simulation-based training.Our HTC3 Framework product will be a suite of software tools that provides the means for creating simulation-based medical handoff training programs including in-situ team and individual assessment. The Phase II prototype will be a training system designed to work closely with a selected program of record.The tools and program will also support civilian activities such as disaster response, fire fighting, humanitarian aid, and day-to-day medical emergency services.

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