Discrete event modeling and control of the neonatal resuscitation program algorithm

Wilson, Rosalie M. (2006) Discrete event modeling and control of the neonatal resuscitation program algorithm. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) is the accepted standard for training caregivers in the resuscitation of compromised newborn infants. The NRP introduces a need for resuscitation training and evaluation. ANAKIN is a simulation tool in which caregivers can practice their NRP skills, while allowing trainers to evaluate the student's NRP skills in a formalised manner. -- This work models the NRP algorithm as well as a baby's vital signs, so that birth scenarios can be explored. Although the NRP is the accepted standard, modeling methods such as discrete event systems (DES) allow other practices to be explored, without causing harm to an infant. -- This work is but a start in this area of research which brings together medical science and engineering. Some areas for future work are presented.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/9951
Item ID: 9951
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 105-109.
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: 2006
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Discrete-time systems; Respiratory therapy for newborn infants--Simulation methods; Resuscitation--Simulation methods.

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