We created multimedia medical training simulator “GOLEM” for learning diagnostics and therapy of the critical clinical disorders. The theoretical basis of the simulator is the mathematical formulation of the relationship of homeostasis of the internal environment (acid/base and electrolyte equilibrium, of transport of blood gases, of osmotic and volume homeostasis), respiration, circulation and kidneys including regulatory influence of relevant hormones and the influence of some therapeutic procedures. Mathematical description consists of 39 non-linear differential equations and containing 89 input and 179 output variables. For the development of the simulation models developer's tools from Math Works (Matlab and Simulink) has been used. The integration of the multimedia components, hypertext and simulation models interface was achieved by using Control Web, developed by Moravian Instruments, originally designed for long distance controls using PC and Internet. We have used our simulator as an efficient educational tool to help medical students learn circulatory, respiratory, acid-base, electrolyte, osmotic and volume disorders and train the diagnostic and therapeutic decisions by executing simulated interventions on virtual “patients”.
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