Accession Number : AD0749003

Title :   FLUIDMOD: A Versatile CAI System for Medical Students,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Deland,E. C. ; Winters,R. W. ; Dell,R. B. ; Zuckerman,Allen

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : FLUIDMOD is an interactive program for student practice and instruction in the medical treatment of fluid and electrolyte problems in human patients. The FLUIDMOD program uses a mathematical model of the patient so that a student, sitting at a graphics console, may work his way completely through the sequence of steps of a given therapeutic problem. In this manner, he is actively involved in simulated patient management. In addition, FLUIDMOD contains interactive programs to simulate the clinical patient-management environment: doctor's orders, nursing notes, the patient chart and record, etc., are provided. Finally, FLUIDMOD will eventually contain instructional programs to which the student may branch as required. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTROLYTES(PHYSIOLOGY), THERAPY), (*MEDICAL PERSONNEL, TRAINING DEVICES), STUDENTS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SIMULATION, PATHOLOGY, DISEASES, BODY FLUIDS, COMPUTERS

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE