WMD/HAZMAT Protection Training for Health Professionals

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$400,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
2R44ES014796-02
Agency Tracking Number:
ES014796
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NIEHS
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
JXT APPLICATIONS, INC.
JXT APPLICATIONS, INC., 1195 Meadow Bridge Drive, BEAVERCREEK, OH, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
099666211
Principal Investigator:
ROBERTA GEARHARDT
(937) 431-1566
RGEARHARDT@JXTAI.COM
Business Contact:
REBECCA MADDOX
() -
rebeccamaddox@jxtai.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant) The proposed e-learning course for WMD/HAZMAT Protection Training (PROTECT) for Health Professionals performing as skilled support personnel (SSP) in community based medical offices / clinics / urgent care /schools an d elsewhere will be available on a 24/7/365 basis and provide much needed assistance in recognizing the symptoms of Avian Influenza / Pandemic Influenza, properly protecting themselves against it, reporting it to the Incident Command System (ICS) when it o ccurs and following up that report in a coordinating role if so tasked. This includes understanding the hazards and effects, properly identifying items of protective equipment, gaining knowledge of how to don (put on) them correctly, how to perform essenti al roles and responsibilities while wearing protective equipment, hazards to be aware of when wearing it, how to properly doff and dispose of it and how to properly decontaminate oneself. The Phase II technical approach will focus on applying the Instructi onal Systems Development (ISD) methodology to the design, development, testing and evaluation of the prototype course. PROTECT e-learning components will include a web portal, learning management system (LMS), instructional content (lesson materials) and i ntelligent tutor exercises. At the web portal, SSP will be able to access the PROTECT e-learning course through which they will gain the training necessary to protect themselves properly and still perform their duties effectively when responding to a WMD / HAZMAT (Avian Flu / Pandemic Flu) incident. The course will be learner centered and instructional materials will focus on doing rather than telling. Through the exercises the learner must apply the knowledge learned in the lessons to solve real-world prob lems he/she is likely to encounter. Public health and emergency response organizations are ready now to use effective training of this type for SSP and to augment their current internal training in the proper use of protective equipment and interaction wit h the ICS.

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