An interactive App to Promote Safe and Effective use of Opioids in Young Children Postoperatively

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R43DA042645-01
Agency Tracking Number: R43DA042645
Amount: $225,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: NIDA
Solicitation Number: PA15-269
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-02-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-07-31
Small Business Information
3600 FAU BLVD STE 201, Boca Raton, FL, 33431-6474
DUNS: 157649471
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 ROBERT LEVINE
 (561) 391-4448
 rlevine@archiemd.com
Business Contact
 ROBERT LEVINE
Phone: (561) 988-0550
Email: rlevine@archiemd.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In recent years increased attention to pain in children and adolescents has led to a recent fold increase in opioid prescriptions Unsurprisingly the annual rates of analgesic related adverse drug events AR ADEs have soared to include andgt hospital admissions and hundreds of accidental overdose deaths in children and adolescents and has remained a significant problem At the heart of the problem is the fact that parents are left to manage opioid usage with little or no training Many parents discontinue analgesics for children with significant clinical pain while others overlook signs of toxicity leaving children vulnerable to ongoing pain or life threatening events under this SBIR project ArchieMD will team with the University of Michigan to develop an interactive smartphone app that provides education and tools to help with accurate real time assessments of both pain and analgesic related adverse drug events AR ADEs The goal is to improve analgesic safety and efficacy by enhancing the analgesic and pain management skills of parents whose young children are prescribed these agents for home use We propose an adaptive approach that provides an interactive means to push and motivate ongoing assessment and to provide immediate feedback to augment recognition of important symptoms in the absence of on site professional guidance Static and more traditional formats e g brochures or websites can present similar facts but require self initiation to seek and retrieve information The efficacy of such differing analgesic message formats has not been compared However we hypothesize that an interactive tailored smartphone app will facilitate and motivate pain and symptom assessment and improve parentsandapos skill in recognizing serious signals and making appropriate analgesic decisions This project will impact public health by developing a smartphone app that will help improve analgesic safety and efficacy by enhancing the analgesic and pain management skills of parents whose young children are prescribed these agents for home use

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