An expert system to teach troubleshooting of common problems associated with the automated anesthesia recordkeeper

Frank E Block, Kris Minic Reynolds, John S. McDonald

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Automated anesthesia recordkeepers have been used to monitor patients during surgery in up to 90% of cases at The Ohio State University. The record-keeping devices are complex and can be difficult to troubleshoot. The 1st-CLASS Fusion Program, an expert system "shell-program," has been programmed to allow the resident or nurse anesthetist to solve the two most common types of problems associated with the recordkeeper: printer problems and patient monitor problems. Use of this program allows the resident or nurse anesthetist to troubleshoot the recordkeeper quickly and accurately and promotes in the user a sense of competence and control over the technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-211
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Monitoring
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1 1995
Externally publishedYes



  • Equipment: automated anesthesia recordkeeper; expert system; printer; patient monitor; computer; knowledge-base module
  • Monitoring: physiologic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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