Medical Repository One on One guide on how to save a life. "Everything you need to know, and more." What's In My Kit? Lidocaine Adrenaline Injector ‘Healstick’ Rapid Deployment First Aid Kit First-Aid Booklet HSE Medium Dressing HSE Large Dressing Disposable Non-Sterile Triangular Bandage Finger Dressing Conforming Bandage ‘Roll Gauze’ Assorted Gauze Pads Eye Pad (Warning: Not patch, pad.) Assorted Plasters Antiseptic Cleaning Wipes Aloe Vera & Petroleum Jelly Tubes Medical Tape Sterile Disposable Gloves Resuscitator (For protected mouth-to-mouth) Heat Retaining Blanket ‘Burnshield’ Dressing Cold Pack Unit Tuff Cut Scissors Forceps (Traditional) Tweezers Safety Pins Bio-waste Bag, 1 Gallon Antibiotic Ointment Morphine Syrette(s) Air Diversion Valve The Basics 1. Medics save lives. Be prepared at all times to treat injuries - never be caught by surprise. 2. Always treat the highest ranking soldier when there are injuries. 3. Wear gloves when attending to patients. 4. When performing a blood transfusion, check the patient's blood type and and the transferee's blood type. Consult your medical booklet to find out which blood types are compatible with others. 5. Panicking will end up getting people killed. Never panic. 6. Combat is your last priority. Treating the injured is your first. If there are advancing enemies, have the standard troopers handle that - do your job before anything else. 7. If you need a safe place to operate on a patient, request a Med-Evac to the nearest starship immediately. How do I handle certain situations? Bullet Wound 1. Check the vital signs and do not move the victim unless you are taking them to safety. 2. Inject a syrette of Morphine, 5 CC’s, to slow the speed of blood cells’ travel. This will reduce pain for the victim and also significantly reduce the speed of blood that’s spewing out. 3. Assess A.B.C.D.E. (Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability, Exposure). 4. If the bullet had punctured the lungs, plug the wound with an airtight material such as plastic film. If the wound is cranial (head), in the unlikely event the victim survives, they must be airlifted to the nearest regional hospital for specialist surgery that is beyond the Division’s ability. 5. Control the bleeding by applying pressure using a pad, and clean the area of the wound of blood for better visibility of the entry hole. 6. Remove the bullet as soon as possible. 7. Apply Calcium Zeolite to clot the blood and maintain pressure for 5 minutes. 8. Clean the entry area of blood using an antiseptic cleansing wipe and stitch the entry wound up after the blood has clotted.- 9. If the victim has lost a lot of blood, and he will if you’re slow about the process, you must hook them up to a Blood Transfer Unit after making sure you are injecting the right blood type (Direct B.T. or O-). Also, hook the victim up onto an I.V. unit. 10. Let the victim rest and occasionally monitor them for the next several hours. They may be released after 5 days. Shrapnel Wound 1. Check vital signs and inject 5 CC’s of Morphine. 2. Remove the shrapnel as fast as possible and cure like an ordinary gunshot wound. Burn (1st degree) 1. Run the burn under cool (NOT COLD) water as soon as possible. Let the water run for 5 minutes or more. The burn must be cooled down ASAP so it stops hurting and spreading (the MI should be instructed to do this step using their drinking bottles as that is as immediate as possible). 2. Give the victim Ibuprofen pills for pain killing. Rub Petroleum jelly or Aloe Vera cream but not too much. This will bring back moisture to the burnt area. Lightly wrap the wound in gauze, do not overdo it, two roll-arounds are enough; replace the dressing every day. Burn (2nd degree) 1. Same as curing a 1st degree burn. If the 2nd degree wound is widespread, the victim is to be Medevac’d to an ER. 2. Do not pop the blisters, you must let them develop. 3. Pus or increased swelling and pain mean it’s infected. Burn (3rd degree) 1. Request Medevac immediately! Elevate the burned area. It prevents body fluids from reaching the burned areas. 2. Inject 5-10 CC’s of Morphine depending on the extent of the burn. Give the victim painkillers such as Ibuprofen. 3. Immerse the burned areas in cold water. No ice, use cloths to apply on hard to reach areas. Remove the water when the entire body begins cooling. 4. Apply a generous coating of Aloe Vera cream (or Petroleum Jelly) on the burned areas. 5. Attach the victim to an I.V. and make sure to keep them awake and lucid. 6. Cover the burnt area with gauze. Change the gauze on an hourly basis. Bug Sting (Venomous) 1. Elevate the bitten area to keep the venom at bay and keep the victim still. Wash the bitten area with soap and water. Give the victim an antihistamine to help alleviate swelling. 2. Apply a Cold Pack Unit to the bite. Prepare the following. 3. Apply antibiotic gel to the bite and watch for swelling. Wrap the area 10cm/4 inches above the bite in gauze tape or similar kit to stop/slow blood flow. 4. If the sting is large and swelling occurs, immediately request Medevac. Hypothermia 1. Look for symptoms: Confusion, memory loss, slurred speech, drastic drop in body temperature, exhaustion and drowsiness, numb hands or feet, shallow breathing and shivering.