Accession Number : ADA199348


Title :   CPDX (Chest Pain Diagnostic Program) - A Decision Support System for the Management of Acute Chest Pain (User's Manual)


Descriptive Note : Interim rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT


Personal Author(s) : Fisherkeller, Karen ; Southerland, David ; Moeller, George


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a199348.pdf


Report Date : 25 Feb 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 84


Abstract : At sea, the Independent Duty Corpsman is responsible for the diagnosis and management of illnesses which arise. He must decide whether to treat the patient onboard the ship, or, if necessary, make recommendations regarding the evacuation of the patient. A computer based medical support system has been developed to assist the corpsman in the diagnosis, triage, and management of patients who present at sea. The computer based chest pain program is intended for use with males, between the ages of 17 and 79, and provides medical support for 4 causes of acute chest pain. They are myocardial infarction, angina, chest infection, and non-specific chest pain. The program consists of a diagnostic module, which provides diagnostic and treatment suggestions for each of the chest pain diseases, a training module, which tests the corpsman's accuracy in abstracting data from patient narratives, and a SF- 600 generation module, which prints medical record entries based on patient data entered into the program. This report is a manual designed to train the Independent Duty Corpsman in the use of the chest pain decision support system. The manual describes the hardware and software needed to run the computer program and discusses in detail each of the chest pain modules. Keywords: Biomedical information systems, Medical computer applications, Computer aided diagnosis.


Descriptors :   *BIOMEDICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS , *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE) , *PAIN , *THORAX , ABSTRACTS , ACCURACY , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , DATA PROCESSING , DECISION MAKING , DISEASES , EVACUATION , INFECTIOUS DISEASES , MALES , MANAGEMENT , MEDICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , MEDICINE , MODULAR CONSTRUCTION , MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION , PATIENTS , TRAINING , USER MANUALS


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE