Shock skills - Critical care simulation scenarios. A software development project

I J Cole, C Thompson, A Foster

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This paper describes a software based development project into clinical shock that combines a piece of networked learning technology with web based simulation scenarios to show/teach nursing students' trauma management. Scenarios and software presentation are being used as the basis for research into the capturing of the clinical judgement of nursing students, with the intention of replacing an educational intervention (a lecture) with a piece of learning technology.

The software development process is discussed and mapped against a set of objectives based on Parsons and Oja's `System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)'. A user-centred design approach has been utilised throughout the development process and the paper gives examples that incorporate the Seven Principles of User-Centered Design'. The project results have implications for those designing and developing educational software and considering the use of web based simulation scenarios for research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEISTA '04: International Conference on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, Vol, 2, Proceedings
Place of PublicationORLANDO
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)*************
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventInternational Conference on Education and Information Systems - Technologies and Application - Orlando
Duration: 21 Jul 200425 Jul 2004


ConferenceInternational Conference on Education and Information Systems - Technologies and Application


  • clinical shock
  • shock skills
  • judgement analysis
  • software development
  • simulation scenarios

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