Task Medical Proficiency Training (Completed)
Last Published:  04/20/22 11:43:24 AM (Central)
Short Title: Training-Medical
Responsible HRP Element: Space Human Factors and Habitability
Collaborating Org(s):
Exploration Medical Capability (ExMC) Element
Funding Status: Completed - Task completed and produced a deliverable
Procurement Mechanism(s):

Flight surgeons (FS) on the ground in Mission Control will be expected to direct the crew medical officer (CMO) during medical situations. If there is a loss of signal and the crew is unable to communicate with the ground, a CMO would be expected to carry out medical procedures without the aid of a FS. In these situations, performance support tools can be used to reduce errors and time to perform emergency medical tasks.  The feasibility of just-in-time (JIT) training techniques and concepts for real-time medical procedures, and the availability of FS performance support tools / Information needed by the FS during the ISS mission support, especially for an emergency situation (e.g., fire onboard ISS) is needed to mitigate the risks associated with long duration space operations.
A performance support tool prototype was developed to address this issue by bringing all of the relevant information together in one place. The tool was designed to include procedures and other information needed by a FS during an emergency, as well as procedures and information to be used after the emergency is resolved.

  1. Determined the state-of-the-art in medical training technologies.
  2. Determined correspondence between current Computer -Based Training (CBT) standards and NASA CBT guidelines (JSC led).
  3. Determined the feasibility of a computer implementation of the paper prototype Flight Surgeon Performance Support tool developed in FY09 (JSC led).