Once you’ve created your own patient (learn how to here) you’ll be able to personalize most any aspect of it by customizing the settings for the patient’s state(s).
You can add as many patient states to your patient scenario as you like, and can customize each to your simulation needs as explained here.
When you’ve finished editing your own patient, you’ll be able to start a session with it, just as you would when using any bundled patient.
Start a session with your patient that has multiple patient states from under the Simulators tab as you’d normally do.
The patient states dropdown will appear in the simulation session’s header. It has all the different patient states you’ve created for the running patient, defaulting to the "Initial Patient State".
You can toggle between the patient states you’ve previously set up by either clicking the downward arrow next to the state name and selecting the state of your choice or by hitting the fast forward button.
Hitting the fast forward button will always start the next in line state compared to the current state running.
Once you choose the new state for the patient the Vitals, Sounds, Conversation and Speech, etc. settings you previously configured for the state will follow.
When using the forwarding button to skip from one patient state to the next, you’ll notice that once you’ve reached the end of the list the forward option will go grey. The list cannot be cycle toggled, you’ll need to use the drop-down menu option to select another state.
Note: If you have set up auto-progression settings for your patient states, your patient will automatically switch states according to your configuration. However, you can still switch between states manually if you'd like.
Interested in how to have your patient switch between states ton their own? Get started here.