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The SICUN is a simulation-based intelligent tutoring system (ITS) designed for nurses working in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU). The SICUN is designed as a problem-based practice environment where nurses practice their patient assessments given a specific patient history. The interface was designed to be authentic for nurses, surgical residents, and physicians. The environment includes a patient, a patient case history, patient records, medical devices required for patient care, a pharmacy from which to order and administer drugs, a medical tool kit (containing a stethoscope, etc.), and numerous tubing devices for everything from feeding to draining the patient.


Related Publications

Lajoie, S. P., Azevedo, R. & Fleiszer, D. (1998). Cognitive tools for assessment and learning in a high information flow environment. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 18(3), 205-235.