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Keywords

Education, Modeling, Respiratory system, Simulation

 

Authors

  1. BOTSIS, TAXIARHIS PhD
  2. HALKIOTIS, STELIOS-CHRIS PhD
  3. KOURLABA, GEORGIA BSN

Abstract

The main objective of this study was the development of a computer simulation system for the human respiratory system, in order to educate students of nursing. This approach was based on existing mathematical models and on our own constructed specific functions. For the development of this educational tool the appropriate software packages were used according to the special demands of this process. This system is called ReSim (Respiratory Simulation) and consists of two parts: the first part deals with pulmonary volumes and the second one represents the mechanical behavior of lungs. The target group evaluated ReSim. The outcomes of the evaluation process were positive and helped us realize the system characteristics that needed improvements. Our basic conclusion is that the extended use of such systems supports the educational process and offers new potential for learning.