A knowledge based simulation of critical incidents in anaesthesia

  • R. A. Berger
  • E. A. Sonenberg
  • J. Zelcer
Expert Systems
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 406)


We describe the development of a patient simulator designed to be used to investigate the management strategies of anaesthetists during critical incidents. The patient simulator is a real-time knowledge based system which mimics the behaviour of a patient experiencing difficulties during certain anaesthetic procedures. We outline the design decisions taken during the development of the patient simulator and discuss its possible uses.

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simulation temporal reasoning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Berger
    • 1
  • E. A. Sonenberg
    • 1
  • J. Zelcer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceThe University of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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