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