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Medical Proficiency Training

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Project Introduction

The FY10 electronic Flight Surgeon Performance Support Tool prototype assessment was conducted to determine the feasibility of an electronic implementation of a paper prototype to enable Flight Surgeons to carry the tool on their laptop computers which they bring with them to the Mission Control Center (MCC) when they have console duties. The current tool was defined for the scenario “Flight Surgeon Response to Fire/Smoke Emergency on ISS (International Space Station).” The plan is to eventually have similar tools for a wide range of situations and include multiple levels of information such that the tool could be used for initial, refresher, and just-in-time training as well as for on-task performance support. This research was based on the work done in FY08 and FY09 to develop a prototype Flight Surgeon performance support tool in the form of a paper one-pager to be used in emergency situations on board the ISS. The tool was designed to provide a single reference point for the Flight Surgeon on console, and included immediate actions, the relevant Flight Rules, and information needed to be provided or requested. The paper prototype used Fire Onboard the ISS as a sample emergency, and was developed in collaboration with our Medical Operations Stakeholder. More »

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This is a historic project that was completed before the creation of TechPort on October 1, 2012. Available data has been included. This record may contain less data than currently active projects.