Medical Support Operations Team Readiness Training

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-07-M-6709
Agency Tracking Number: O063-H04-3131
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD06-H04
Solicitation Number: 2006.3
Small Business Information
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 967259946
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Fuji Lai
 Human Factors/Simulation Engineer
 (781) 496-2426
Business Contact
 Margaret Clancy
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2415
Research Institution
Medical Support Operations teams need to learn how to work effectively and safely in a coordinated response to large scale disaster situations such as Hurricane Katrina and 9/11. A key challenge in such situations is the need for situation awareness at all levels of command, which requires multi-agency coordination and communication. We propose to develop the Medical Emergency Team Training and Learning Environment (METTLE), which will prepare medical support operations teams to work together in diffuse, complex disaster situations that are hazardous and dynamic, where they need to be able to perform under stress to determine “ground truth,” maintain awareness of the larger situation, prioritize needs, communicate to coordinate efforts most effectively, and work with limited resources. The training will consist of didactic and scenario-based experiential training delivered using a combination of interactive multimedia web-enabled e-learning software and distributed multi-player simulation software. The training will align with national preparedness priority capabilities and equip medical support personnel with the skills with which to assess situations as they unfold and develop strategies for effective emergency management. The program will allow medical support teams to face the challenges of large scale disaster response to complete their mission safely and effectively.

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