An Expert System for the Diagnosis, Treatment, and Triage of Head Injuries in Remote Environments
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.
KeywordsHead Injury Expert System Glasgow Coma Scale Trauma Physician Emergency Medical Service System
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