Internet-Based Training for Unlicensed Healthcare Personnel in Rural Communities

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2003-33610-13930
Agency Tracking Number: 2003-04082
Amount: $296,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
South Dakota Health Technology Innovations, Inc.
100 East Main Street, Vermillion, SD, 57069
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mary Derby
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 mderby@pulluin.com
Business Contact
 Mel Ustad
Title: Director of SDHTI
Phone: (605) 624-9792
Email: gustad@usd.edu
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Due to healthcare reforms, nursing shortages and various other factors, hospitals and healthcare facilities are using more unlicensed assistive personnel to provide direct and indirect patient care. With proper training, unlicensed personnel can be very competent caregivers. Yet access to high quality training in rural communities is limited and costly. The Phase II research project will fully develop and test an Internet-based training program for Certified Nursing Asistants with many of the individual modules also being applicable for training of other unlicensed assistive healthcare personnel.

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