Web Based Model:
Readiness Estimate and Deployability Index (READI) and
The Readiness Estimate and Deployability Index-Revised (READI-R)
projects goal is to make the Readiness Estimate and Deployability Index (READI)
and the Readiness Estimate and Deployability Index Revised (READI-R) available
in a web based format. Web basing the READ and READI-R will enable military and
civilian health care workers to easily access and utilize the instrument. The
author's interest in this project began while completing a MSN under the
tutelage of Dr. Carol Reineck at the University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio. As an active duty Air Force Officer the author has previous
experience with mobilization and deployment of military medical personnel. Web
basing this instrument is the next logical step enabling the dispersal of the
information for a broader audience. The ultimate goal is to have the instrument
become a routine tool used by the leadership within the military to aid in
identifying the needs of the medical personnel who are readying for deployment.
Permission for use of the material within this web site has been granted by:
- Dr. Carol Reineck, PhD, RN, FAAN, CENP, NEA-BC
Assistant Professor, (Colonel, USA, Retired)
- Dr. Theresa Dremsa, Lt Colonel, USAF, NC
- Felecia Rivers, Captain/Army Nurse Corps
Special Thanks to:
- Dr. Barbara Covington, PhD, RN
(Colonel, USA, Retired)
- Heather Cura, BA
Web Specialist & Site Designer
The Tri Service Nursing Research Program (TSNRP) provided funding and oversight
for several congressionally-funded research grants concerning the Readiness
Estimate and Deployability Index. The developers of this website extend grateful
appreciation for their support and for approval to post the instrument on this
website. A link to the TSNRP can be found at the links
Links from web sites affiliated with The University of Texas Health Science
Center at San Antonio's web site (www.uthscsa.edu) to other websites do not
constitute or imply university endorsement of those sites, their content, or
products and services associated with those sites. Material and links provided
by the Health Science Center are for informational purposes only.
The authors have worked to ensure that all information in this web site project
concerning information (current nursing practices, drug dosages, schedules, and
routes of administration) are accurate as of the time of posting. As health
care, nursing research, and practice advance, however, standard practices and
therapeutic standards may change. For this reason and because human and
mechanical errors sometimes occur, we recommend that the reader follow the
advise/guidance of current published approved practice standards/information.
© 2002-2009 Felecia Harrell Rivers, CPT/AN, MSNc, RN.
This site is the intellectual property of the copyright holder. Electronic version
of survey adapted with permission from original material developed by Carol Reineck
COL/AN (ret), Ph.D.
No portion of it may be used without the expressed consent of the authors.