Multi-Trauma Showcase Scenario
Scenario Walk Through
This section will walk you through executing the various actions provided. Note that Pulse is a dynamic physics based engine, and you are free to execute the actions their data values any way you want, and the simulation will model it appropriately.
You are free to reset the scenario, adjust simulation time, and return back to the initial menu at any time.
From the initial control set, select the Multitrauma item in the Showcase Scenario drop down box, and click 'Load Showcase'
In this scenario you have the option of combining multiple injury actions and interventions in various ways that demonstrate the truly dynamic nature of the Pulse Physiology Engine.
Start the scenario by providing one or both of the provided insults
- Closed Pneumothorax - An abnormal collection of air or gas in the pleural space that separates the lung from the chest wall. Like pleural effusion (liquid buildup in that space), pneumothorax may interfere with normal breathing.
- Hemorrhage - A loss of blood escaping from the circulatory system. Typically, a healthy person can endure a loss of 10 to 15 percent of the total blood volume without serious medical difficulties.
The following sections will walk through each model independently, but you are free to run them in combination and still get accurate results!
Choose a Left Closed Pneumothorax with a severity of 0.66
Note the drop in lung volume in the left lung on the DataRequst tab
After about 30 seconds, click the 'Needle Decompression' button
The left lung volume will stabilize, but still show effects of the pneumothorax
Apply a Hemorrhage of 350 mL/min
See the decrease in blood volume on the DataRequest Tab
After a minute, apply pressure to the wound by clicking the 'Apply Pressure' button
You can view the stabilization of the blood volume on the DataRequest Tab
Finalize the treatment of stopping the hemorrhage by clicking the 'Apply Tourniquet' button
Next you may perform two more actions to help stabilize the patient. You can replenish the patient fluids with an IV bag of saline and/or provide a dose of Morphine to the patient with the following buttons
You can view the increase of blood volume on the DataRequest Tab
You can also view the concentration of Morphine in the blood stream on the DataRequest Tab