Scenarios - Database Editor

Scenarios - Database Editor

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The scenario database editor can be accessed from the <System><Scenario Editor> menu in the main environment when running in <Maintenance Mode>. The editor is not available in the Evaluation Version.The user interface of the editor is shown below.

 

ScenarioEditor

 

The editor is 'modal' - which is to say that it must be closed with the <Save & Exit> button or <Cancel & Exit> button before any other activities can be undertaken.

 

In order to navigate the file system you must either click on the folders themselves or on the <+/-> signs at the left-hand side of the folders.

 

Adding a new scenario:

We'll now work through adding a complete new scenario to the database in order to illustrate the use of the editor. To do this:

Create all the files which are required for the scenario and place them in the 'ScenarioData' folder (refer to the section entitled 'Scenarios - Creating Resources' for a description of the technique).
Start the system in <Maintenance Mode>.
Click <System> <Scenario Editor>.

 

In the <Folder Navigator> window:

Click on the <+> sign by the side of the drive which contains the application.
Keep on clicking on the <+> signs until you reach the <ScenarioData> folder and its contents are visible to you.
Click on the file 'MSEScenario.mdb' to select it.
Right mouse button click this file to open it in the database editor.

 

The database should now appear in the <Database Editor> window (as in the figure above.). In the <Database Editor> window:

Click on the 'MSEScenario.mdb' folder. An <Add a new scenario?> dialog box will appear.
In the <Scenario Title> field enter something like 'Test'.
Move the cursor to the <File Name> field.
Click on a 'pat' file in the left-hand window (eg 'Normal Patient.pat'). This file name should appear in the <File Name> field of the <Add a new scenario?> dialog box.
Click <Save>.

 

At this stage, a new folder names <Test> should appear in the database tree of the right-hand window. You have successfully created a new scenario which contains physiological data, but does not yet include any Clinical Notes, Investigations or Resources.

 

To add Clinical Notes:

Click on the <+> sign to the left of the <Test> folder.
Click on the <Clinical Notes> folder itself. An <Add Clinical Notes?> dialog box will appear.
Move the cursor to the <File Name> field.
Click on a 'pdf' file in the left-hand window (eg 'Getting Started.pdf'). This file name should appear in the <File Name> field of the <Add Clinical Notes?> dialog box.
Click <Save>.

 

The clinical notes which are contained in the folder 'Getting Started.pdf' should now be visible in the <Clinical Notes> folder.

 

To add Investigations and Resources, go through a similar process to that described for the addition of 'Clinical Notes'.

 

Finally, click the <Save & Exit> button to commit the changes to the database and then click <System><Exit> to shut down <Maintenance Mode>.

 

Start the Main Application in <Unsupervised Mode> and click on <Tools><Load Scenario> and confirm that a new scenario named <Test> is now available.

 

Adding a new investigation to an existing scenario:

To add a single item (for example a pre-operative 12-lead ECG) to an existing scenario, take the following steps:

Make an electronic copy of the 12-lead ECG that you wish to include. The copy must be in 'jpg' or 'pdf' format and should have a width of <= 800 pixels and a height of <= 1000 pixels.
Place a copy of the file in the 'ScenarioData' folder.
Start the system in <Maintenance Mode>.
Click <System> <Scenario Editor>.
Navigate to the 'ScenarioData' folder in the  <Folder Navigator> window.
Click on the file 'MSEScenario.mdb' to select it.
Right mouse button click this file to open it in the database editor.

 

In the right-hand <Database Editor> window:

Navigate to the scenario in which the addition is to be made.
Click on the <+> sign to expand the scenario.
Click on the <Investigations> folder itself.
An <Add an Investigation> dialog window should now appear.
Select the item which you want to add as an investigation from the <Folder Navigator> window.
This item should appear as the <File Name> in the dialog window.
Add a short description of the investigation in the <Investigation Title> field (eg Preoperative ECG).
Click <Save>.
Click <Save & Exit>.
Click <System><Exit>