U.S. Navy Independent Duty Corpsmen (IDCs) aboard small ships and submarines are responsible for all clinical and related health care duties while at sea.
During deployment, life-threatening illnesses sometimes require evacuation to a shore-based treatment facility.
At-sea evacuations are dangerous, expensive, and may compromise the mission of the vessel.
Therefore, Group Medical Officers and IDCs were trained to use the Navy Computer-Assisted Medical Diagnosis (NCAMD) system during deployment.
They were then surveyed to evaluate the NCAMD system.
Their responses show that NCAMD is a cost-efficient, user-friendly package.
It is easy to learn, and is especially valuable for training in the diagnosis of chest and abdominal complaints.
However, the delivery of patient care at sea would significantly improve if computer hardware were upgraded to current industry standards.
Also, adding various computer peripheral devices, structured forms, and reference materials to the at-sea clinician's resources could enhance shipboard patient care.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diagnostic, Assistance ordinateur, Navire guerre, Sous marin, Etats Unis, Evaluation performance, Enquête sur terrain, Homme, Médecin, Militaire, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diagnosis, Computer aid, Warship, Submarine, United States, Performance evaluation, Field inquiry, Human, Physician, Military, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0201253
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199608.