FLUIDMOD: A Program for Computer-Based Instruction in Clinical Fluid Therapy.

by A. E. Zuckerman, Edward Charles DeLand, R. B. Dell, Robert W. Winters

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Description of, and instructions for using, a RAND-devised computer program to simulate fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance in simulated human patients. The program is intended for use primarily by physicians to study the medical management of hydration disorders and electrolyte imbalances. Written in FORTRAN IV for use on the IBM 360, the program goes beyond analysis of steady-state fluid balance to show the effects of continuous stress and homeostatic regulation. The clinical environment is simulated so as to permit physicians and medical students to deal with simulated disease states without special knowledge of computer technology or physical chemistry.

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