Accession Number:

ADA482521

Title:

Medical Emergency Team Tutored Learning Environment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Nov 2004-14 Apr 2008

Corporate Author:

STOTTLER HENKE ASSOCIATES INC SAN MATEO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

133.0

Abstract:

Stottler Henke investigated the design and implementation of a simulation-based Intelligent Tutoring System to teach appropriate decision-making and team-coordination skills focused on patient diagnosis, treatment, and management. Our Medical Emergency Team Tutored Learning Environment METTLE tutors individual medical personnel on the decisions and team interactions appropriate to their roles in front-line medicine. To enable any-timeany-where use, METTLE has been built as a rich web application that requires only standard web browser capabilities. To enable use by individual students, METTLE simulates other team members, including especially discussions with other actors. To address decision-making, METTLE exploits Socratic-style dialogs that elicit decision rationale. The main products of this effort include 1 software tools that support medical decision-making training scenarios, and applications in other decision-making domains emphasizing data-gathering and discussion, 2 a proof-of-concept training scenario that demonstrates the applicability of our technology to medical decision making in the context of Chemical, Biological, and Radiological emergencies, and 3 a methodology, tools, and set of content assets that can be used to speed construction of additional medical training scenarios. With increasing threats to U.S. military and civilians, deployable computer-based simulations with embedded intelligent tutors can lower costs, increase availability, and ensure uniformity of critical medical training.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE