Case - Motorcycle accident
Hints page


I. The Case (& preliminary "hints")

Case - Motorcycle accident

II. The Chart

We examine the information revealed in HUMAN by selecting < Your Patient's Chart > ...

... noting "poorly controlled bleeding" and low systolic and diastolic pressures and a somewhat elevated pulse rate.

III. The output data table

We note further falls in systolic and diastolic blood pressures, elevations in pulse rate and more weight loss over a brief 10 minute period.

IV. Other

Running the model for even 10 more minutes while graphing blood pressure visually accentuates the developing hypotension.

V. More

This ends the hints section on this case.

You should attempt again at this point to arrive at a diagnosis and a treatment. To do so

Return to the HUMAN model's Physiology Lab section for this patient and verify

- the diagnosis by finding the appropriate variables to support your argument and

- the treatment by changing parameters so as to stabilize the patient.

VI. Analysis

If you wish further analysis and a diagnosis on this case and information on how it was created, click on this link ( analysis ) and log in as requested.

* Note: Case hints and analyses are based heavily on Drs. Randall and Coleman's HUMAN-80 Instructor's Manual supplemented by notes of Dr. Coleman's in the model code itself and findings by myself and other colleagues over our years of use of these cases.