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Mixed reality Simulation Training for Pediatric Airway Management Procedures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 2R44HL124872-02
Agency Tracking Number: R44HL124872
Amount: $1,311,536.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: NHLBI
Solicitation Number: PA15-269
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-04-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-03-31
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DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Pediatric and neonatal airway management skills are life saving difficult to master and used infrequently enough to make skill maintenance a serious challenge For example multiple studies have shown that pediatric and neonatal intubation procedures are often successful less than half of the time especially among residents Given the long skill acquisition cycles in spite of modern simulation training new training methodologies are required In recent years there has widespread adoption of patient simulators in the medical education community The didactic value of these simulators could be significantly improved if the trainee was able to understand the location of internal landmarks as
well as visualize normal and pathological states of the body during training This would help trainees understand the relationship between their actions and what is occurring in the body ArchieMD proposes to develop a pediatric airway mixed reality medical simulation system to combine multimedia technologies with manikins to enable internal anatomy overlays on medical trainers Using mixed reality tracking ArchieMDandapos s D imagery of the bodyandapos s internal anatomy can be superimposed over the view of the user providing additional D didactic information while using a task trainer manikin The resulting overlayed video stream is then displayed on a widescreen monitor This provides highly effective synergy between the visual and hands on component of medical education Optical sensors allow integration of the medical equipment with the anatomy models and the manikin while the procedures are being conducted This results in a realistic anatomic and physiologic representation of the patient Pilot data was collected from medical students using our Phase I prototype There were statistically significant improvements in cognitive and skills assessments from baseline to post intervention For the cognitive assessment the mean scores improved from percent to percent p andlt For the skills assessment the mean scores improved from percent to percent p andlt revealing a big impact from this one time relatively brief intervention During Phase II we will expand the pediatric airway mixed reality trainer to cover a full range of
prenatal and neonatal difficult airway scenarios and incorporate a full range of prenatal and neonatal appropriate supraglottic extraglottic airway devices The systemandapos s didiactic value will be
evaluated in a randomized controlled trial to assess the ability of the Mixed Reality Medical Student Trainer Platform to improve procedure skills as compared to traditional manikins PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE The mixed reality trainer for pediatric airway procedures to be developed under this project will improve the success rates of medical students residents fellows and physicians This will in turn help reduce complications caused by unsuccessful intubations in neonatal and pediatric patients up to and including death

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