Scenarios - Creating Resources
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The creation of scenarios involves two distinct steps:
In this section we will only describe the first stage. A complete description of the second stage can be found in the section entitled 'Scenarios - Database Editor'.
Creating an initial patho-physiological state:
The initial patho-physiological state must be created by the supervisor by adjusting the patient's parameters using the 'MSE Supervisor' application while connected to the Main Application ('MSEHDTVxxxx.exe'). Thus, for example, if the supervisor wishes to generate a hypovolaemic patient, the steps required are:
In the Main Application:
The patho-physiological state contained within the ''Hypovolaemia.pat' file can then be used in any scenario in which a hypovolaemic patient is required at start-up.
Creating the clinical notes of the patient:
The clinical notes of the patient should be written in a format which would typically be provided by the admitting physicians of your institution. They can be created using any word processor. The notes should include at least:
Additionally, the clinical notes can contain data such as ECG’s, Laboratory Results, Respiratory Function tests etc. However, it should be noted that it is generally more appropriate to allocate these data to the ‘Investigations’ section of the Scenario.
There is no restriction on the number of pages which can be contained within the ‘Clinical Notes’.
Once the notes have been composed, they must be converted to 'pdf' format and placed in the scenario data folder. If you wish to improve verisimilitude by providing 'hand-written' (ie illegible!!) notes, you may do so by scanning the hand-written documents and saving them in 'pdf' format.
These clinical notes will be displayed when the <Clinical Notes> menu option of the 'Inspector' window is clicked.
The patient's investigations should also be placed in the scenario data folder. These can be in the form of:
There are several good sites on the WWW which can be used as a source of X-Rays, ECG's, Scans etc.
The investigations will be displayed when the <Investigations> menu option of the 'Inspector' window is clicked.
Similarly, appropriate resources should also be placed in the scenario data folder. As with the patient's investigations these can be in the form of:
In addition, the URL's of relevant websites can also be included as resources.
The resources will be displayed when the <Resources> menu option of the 'Inspector' window is clicked.