An Expert System for the Diagnosis, Treatment, and Triage of Head Injuries in Remote Environments

  • Robert B. Fraser
  • Aizik Wolf
  • C. Michael Dunham
  • Stephen Z. Turney
  • Brad M. Cushing
  • Ameen I. Ramzy
  • James N. Eastham
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 45)

Abstract

We describe the development of an expert system, TRAUMA ADVISOR, to aid clinical staff in remote locations in the diagnosis, treatment, and triage of trauma victims with head injuries. The expertise was derived from the current literature, an experienced trauma neurosurgeon, a committee of trauma physicians, and a large trauma database. The emphasis was placed on variables obtainable in the field by emergency medical personnel. The program, developed on an expert system shell, runs on a laptop or desktop IBM-compatible 80286 (or better) personal computer.

Keywords

Catheter Europe Dopamine Lactate Transportation 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert B. Fraser
    • 1
  • Aizik Wolf
    • 2
  • C. Michael Dunham
    • 2
  • Stephen Z. Turney
    • 2
  • Brad M. Cushing
    • 2
  • Ameen I. Ramzy
    • 2
  • James N. Eastham
    • 2
  1. 1.Northwest Research Associates, Inc.BellevueUSA
  2. 2.Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services SystemsBaltimoreUSA

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