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Radiation Disaster Issues in Children: A Case-Based Activity

Client: National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health / Henry M. Jackson Foundation for Military Medicine
Project:  The second of two lessons in the pediatric curriculum development initiative of the NCDMPH, this online course addresses protocols for treating children after a radiation disaster. The freely accessible lesson examines three possible cases in a disaster scenario, challenging learners with questions and providing access to useful pediatric radiation resources at key decision making points. The lesson is accredited by a range of agencies for audiences across the spectrum of pediatric healthcare.

Role/ Responsibilities

As Instructional Designer/Writer for this lesson, my responsibilities included:

  • Reorganizing written content in consultation with project management and SMEs.
  • Chunking and re-writing content for online presentation + developing downloadable resources for as-needed reference.
  • Storyboarding content and writing interactions.
  • Coordinating supporting resources.
  • Conducting photo image search (paid stock and defense agencies), cropping and treating photos, and managing production artist
  • Supporting on-site web developer during course development + quality assurance.

Challenges met for this project included:

  • Presenting scenario-based information and associated resources through case-based studies that allowed for easy access by healthcare workers across many disciplines (e.g., first responders, physicians, medical or military personnel).
  • Selecting photography relevant and supportive of on-screen case studies, through careful search of stock photography and defense agency sites.
  • Providing multiple avenues of navigation through the lesson to support access via desktop and tablet while allowing for compliance with required 508 and SCORM guidelines.
  • Working remotely with team and advising an in-house programmer to code course for live launch.

Project Samples: view partial storyboard  view live lesson

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