The design and implementation of a Pulmonary Artery Catheterization simulator

Alan Liu, Yogendra Bhasin, Michael Fiorill, Mark Bowyer, Randy Haluck

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

Pulmonary Artery Catheterization (PAC) is a commonly performed procedure. It is used when hemodynamic and other cardiac measures must be accurately monitored in seriously ill patients. A flow-directed, balloon-tipped (Swan-Ganz) catheter is typically inserted into a major vein, passed through the heart, and into the pulmonary artery. This procedure is normally not performed under fluoroscopy. Instead, transducer readings from the catheter tip provide a continuous report of local blood pressure. An experienced practitioner can infer the catheter's location from this information, yet several studies have found that physicians and critical care nurses have a wide variability in competency. A simulator for this procedure can address some of the educational and training issues highlighted. This paper describes our ongoing progress in developing a PAC trainer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 14 - Accelerating Change in Healthcare
Subtitle of host publicationNext Medical Toolkit, MMVR 2006
PublisherIOS Press
Pages334-339
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1586035835, 9781586035839
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
EventMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 14 - Accelerating Change in Healthcare: Next Medical Toolkit, MMVR 2006 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 24 2006Jan 27 2006

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume119
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

OtherMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 14 - Accelerating Change in Healthcare: Next Medical Toolkit, MMVR 2006
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period1/24/061/27/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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