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.
- 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