2019 AMI Online Salon

University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Key Components to Anesthesia Setup

Project Details

  • Company/Institution: University of Georgia

  • Entrant Name: Sarah Mientka

  • Membership Type: Student Submission

  • Other Contributors: Ryan Ehredt, Casey Garr, Lauren Price, Ushma Patel, Annebelle Wang, Danielle Robinson, Deborah Haines           

  • Address: Athens,GA

  • Client: University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Medium/software used: Unity 3D, Adobe Illustrator, Autodesk 3dsMax

  • Final presentation format: Desktop application (Mac & PC)

  • Primary Audience: First and Second year veterinary students at University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine

Project Description

Students from University of Illinois at Chicago Biomedical Visualization program (UIC-BVIS: (S. Mientka, R. Ehredt, C. Garr, L. Price, A. Wang, D. Robinson, and U. Patel) teamed up with University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM) to create an interactive application to teach veterinary medical students in their 1st and 2nd year introduction to small animal anesthesia machine. Knowledge of anesthesia machines are understandably crucial to veterinary medical surgery and used during other diagnostic modalities. Students are typically introduced to learning the anesthetic equipment setup via lectures and internet videos. Subsequently they are tested on their knowledge of each component and the proper set up of the anesthesia machine. This application aims to bridge the gap between first introduction and hands-on interaction with the machine to promote accuracy and long-term memory.