Scenarios - Overview
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Scenarios are collections of resources which can be used to enhance the reality of a simulation session. The resources themselves are computer files which may consist of:
All of the resource files must be stored in the ScenarioData folder of the Main Application.
The scenario database is a Microsoft 'Access' database ('MSEScenario.mdb') which contains links to the various constituent components of a scenario. In <Unsupervised> mode the trainee can select a scenario by clicking on the <Tools><Load Scenario> menu option of the main environment. In <Supervised> mode the supervisor selects the scenario on the <Scenarios> page of the Supervisor Application.
The basis structure of a record in the scenario database is shown below.
In the example, The ECMO Tutorial (1) scenario consists of:
Although not shown in the diagram, the database record also includes a reference to the initial patho-physiological state in the form of a 'pat' file.
Refer to the section 'Scenarios - Creating Resources' for a description of the techniques which may be used to create a resource.