SimBioSys Clinics v.2

Producer: Critical Concepts, Inc.

This program is an interactive learning tool for critical care, allowing the user to explore human physiology in a clinical setting and replacing an animal or a patient in illustrating pathophysiology. At its heart is SimBioSys, a simulation engine which uses mathematical models of the heart, vessels, lungs, kidney, and their neural control. Diagnostic procedures including a physical exam, lab tests, ECG’s, radiographs and echocardiographs can be performed, as well as interventions such as administering drugs and fluids, controlling the mechanical ventilator, or placing various catheters. The SimBioSys simulator updates the computerised patient’s physiology with every move as if it were a real patient. The full program contains 11 cases - one normal patient and 11 critically ill ones. The normal patient can be used as a baseline for understanding important medical concepts. Resources include: ventilator with 7 settings, lab measurements, 12-lead ECGs, physical exam, X-rays, echocardiograms, catheters, chest tubes, 62 different drugs and fluids, and monitor.
A Student Edition is also available, but it only contains 4 patient cases and it does not support echocardiograms, X-rays, flow sheet, and 12-lead ECGs.


Medium: CD-ROM
System requirements: Windows 3.1/95 with 486/66 MHz processor and math coprocessor; Macintosh OS 7.5 with Power PC; 16 MB RAM and 4 MB HDD space
Price: US$79.00 (Student Edition); US$195.00 (full version); prices are for single user licence; site licence price on request. Free demo downloadable from website