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Medical Simulation-Based Training System for Rapid Trauma Skills Training

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: W81XWH-15-C-0078
Agency Tracking Number: H2-0095
Amount: $989,214.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD08-H11
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-07-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-12-19
Small Business Information
500 Principio Parkway West
North East, MD 21901
United States
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Buckman
 (484) 557-8876
Business Contact
 Mick Navin
Title: Mr.
Phone: (410) 287-5748
Research Institution

Combat surgery training is an essential mission of the US Armed Forces. Courses such as Emergency War Surgery Course (EWSC) and Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM) have been developed to meet this requirement. However, these courses do not cover all relevant procedures and rely on animals and cadavers which limits their utility. Operative Experience Incorporated will further improve the training of combat surgeons by developing a simulation-based system for the critical procedures of Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA) and damage control laparotomy for severe, bleeding, combat-relevant abdominal injuries. The system will include a physical simulator of the abdomen and both groins. The system will have three elements: 1.) A physical simulator with high anatomical and surgical fidelity, 2.) a multimedia presentation of the curriculum for each procedure and, 3.) objective metrics to evaluate both cognitive and psychomotor performance. The system will provide standards to judge the proficiency of a practitioner to perform a particular operation. OEI simulators can demonstrate a wide array of bleeding, traumatic injuries and have tissues that can be incised, dissected, retracted, sutured or stapled with standard surgical instruments. A preliminary "face and content" validation of the system will be performed.

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