Bioterror Preparedness-Educational Programming for Military, Public Health and Civilian Medical Personnel
Annual rept. 13 Sep 2005-12 Sep 2006
EISENHOWER MEDICAL CENTER RANCHO MIRAGE CA
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This research focuses on how delivery formats and level of interactivity affect the assimilation and retention of information on bioterrorism threats and treatments. We are comparing live meetings presented in a didactic format vs active learning format, web based education in a didactic vs active learning format, PDA based format, and printed monograph based format. The research will focus on the effectiveness of distance learning and self-study methodologies regarding factors and characteristics that improve retention and assimilation of this information into practice. We have recruited a panel of 22 experts in the field of biopreparedness and infectious diseases to develop program content. The first of two live meetings has taken place. Initial data from this first meeting has been collected, tabulated and is being analyzed. A second live meeting will take place in January of 2007. Web based programs, a print monograph, and a PDA based program are being developed.
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