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WRITING GROUPS: Star Fleet: PRIME (SD- 2427) | Star Fleet: ORIGINS (SD- 2261)- DEFUNCT | Star Fleet: BEYOND (SD- 2771)- DEFUNCT
- 1 Biobed
- 2 Surgical Support Frame (SSF) or "Clamshell"
- 3 Overhead Array
- 4 Cardiac Inducer ("Defib Unit")
- 5 Dermal Regenerator
- 6 Hypospray
- 7 The Emergency Medical Hologram Program or EMH
- 8 Field Equipment
- 9 Medical Tricorders
- 10 Nanosurgery
- 11 Neural stimulator
- 12 Neurolink
- 13 Protodynaplasers
- 14 Scalpels
- 15 Stasis Units
- 16 Sterile Dressings
The biobed allows real time viewing of the human anatomy through complicated Federation sensing equipment. It is the ultimate, non-hazardous extension of the X-Ray. It connects to several other devices in the field, most notably the surgical support frame. In recent years, the biobed as been upgraded several times in need to incorporate new technology and medical advances.
Surgical Support Frame (SSF) or "Clamshell"
The Surgical Support Frame is designed to augment the biobed for surgical use. It supplies the sterile enviroment for any operating theater, has three access ports (superior, left lateral, right lateral) and comes in different shapes and sizes. It serves as an infuser of intravenous and subcutaneous medication and its sensor cover duplicates advanced tricorder capability. Force field generation serves to defibrillate the patient in cardiac arrest or serves as a ventilator through pneumoventilation.
Hangs over the sickbay biobed. Provides sterile surgical tools, provides advanced support for biobed and SSF functions, and generates a low level force field that can provide privacy by filtering light or serve as a bacteriostatic barrier to prevent organisms from escaping the operating theater.
Cardiac Inducer ("Defib Unit")
A handheld device with two portable probes capable of providing a measured polarization force throughout the body, used for cardiac resuscitation. This device does not damage the skin.
Hand-held device which promotes the rapid growth of skin. The device will promote a chemical balance which supports the growth of normal skin tissue over scar tissue. Wounds of up to moderate severity can be healed through a dermal regenerator, but use of the device must take into account foreign material in the wound site, depth of the wound, type of tissue, and several other factors. Except for minor wounds, dermal regeneration often serves only as a stopgap for the most critical wounds, which require hospitalization.
Device used to inject medications subcutaneously and intramuscularly. According to the Medical Technical Manual, the device "uses extremely fine high-pressure aerosuspension of particles to deliver medication through the dermal layer". The device can be set to deliver medication more quickly by increasing the area of skin exposed. Medications are usually suspended in 0.9% saline ("normal saline"). An ampule will usually contain five medications, all belonging to the same pharmacological class.
The Emergency Medical Hologram Program or EMH
The EMH came into being in the late 2360s as a stop gap measure for medical officers to fall back on in the event of MASCAS (mass cauasality) situations or in the event that the CMO was incompacitated. The current EMH, the Mark X, is a fully configurable program. The holographic projection can be altered to the need of the CMO or to the appearance the CMO wishes. Currently, most if not all Federation Starships are equipped with an EMH and sport the EHM holographic projectors in the critical areas of the ship. Since the return of VOYAGER, the use of the mobile emitter has been researched and is due out for front line service in the next few months.
The following devices are found in the Medical Trauma Kit:
- Sterile dressings (rolls of Pseudocutan)
- Cardiac inducer
- Pharmacological assortment of hypospray vials
- Sample kit
- Vacuum suction kit
- The Medic Field Kit contains the following devices:
- Dermal regenerator
- Medicial tricorder
- Medical Trauma Kit
The Physician's Field Kit also contains, in addition to the above:
- eural stimulator
- Portable protodynaplaser
- Portable stasis field generator
- Shielded nanite hypospray
- Scapel with monomolecular chain
The standard medical tricorder consists of two components: the medical tricorder (MT) and medical tricorder peripheral (MP). The MT serves much like a normal tricorder with an expanded medical database containing information on nearly all humanoid life forms and several hundred DNA-based non-humanioids. The MT can diagnose diseases through an artifically intelligent subprocessor and can suggest courses of treatment. The default POOL setting is either SHIPBOARD, or the nearest Memory Alpha Medical Datanet for tricorder downloading.
The MP serves as a complicated sensing device that provides limited real-time viewing of anatomy as the biobed. Further spectrographic information is also provided by the MP in its function as a portable sensor. The MP detaches from the MT housing and is handheld and moved over parts of the patient anatomy. The MP will pulse with the standard heartbeat and vital sign readings are displayed on the upper surface of the MP housing.
Starships contain several specialized machines called nanites in a specialized chamber called the Nanoquelle. Nanites are machines that are invisible to the naked eye, but which possess gigabytes of computer memory. When nanites are introduced into the human body, they can do work such as the removal of arterial plaque, destroying virus, or working inside the nuclei of cells for intracellular repair. When not in use, nanites are deactivated by a special field in the Nanoquelle. A new class of injectable nanites has been created for experimental use in the Physician's Field Kit. These nanites have a limited life span and no self-repair capability.
Device used to repolarize neural activity in the brain rapidly. The neural stimulator can repolarize brain neurons which have been depolarized for up to one hour. The devices has several settings, and is used to resuscitate brain function after critical trauma.
Used to restore autonomic nervous system functions that control cardiovascular, endocrine, and respiratory function. Primarily used to support patients with brainstem injuries. A neurolink consists of two 5 cm by 5 cm devices, one attached to the injured patient and one to a healthy person. Impulses from the healthy patients healthy brainstem are transmitted to the control center of the injured patient's autonomic nervous system. The use of the neurolink is an emergency measure as the supporting person rapidly tires, and the danger of negative feedback exists which could critically injure both the support person and the patient.
The protodynaplaser (sometimes misspelled as "protodynoplaser") serves as an artificial support for the immune system. It works by serving at the cell level itself, destroying individual cells through the projection of force fields at a beam diameter of 0.001 microns. The projection method offers several advantages over its ancient ancestor known as "laser surgery".
One advantage is that the beams do not pass through the body, but stop at the individual cells. Furthermore, the shape of the beam itself can change. A polarization action can move cells out of the way of the beam, and the beam can narrow to destroy the floating viral cell until suitable nanotreatment or antiviral medication can be found. As the use of the protodynaplaser immobilizes the patient, the PDP is only the first step to recovery of the client immune system.
One of a specialized set of cutting tools used in surgery and field work. Most are high-powered lasers with a cauterize setting. Scapels are not toys and could be deadly weapons in the right circumstances. Some scapels have a monomolecular chain attachment when use of an energy scapel is not appropriate. The monomolecular chain is intermixed with a standard stainless steel spike and will cut through even the hardest materials with the right application of force.
Containing device that supports life by slowing down all biological activity within the perimeter of the unit. The device is designed to work with stasis medication, but can work without it. Statis units contain a generator that will support life at very decreased rates and are used for transport of critically injured patients for treatment at a medical facility. Portable statis units can also be used in the field, coming both in collar form (Class B) and 5cm x 5 cm form (Class C).
Many of the older methods work best. Along with the dermal regenerator, a simple application of Pseudocutan (TM) applies a dressing that allows most wounds to heal naturally. Pseudocutan dressings are absorbed into the body, and if the body rejects the dressing, antibodies break down the dressing rapidly to biodegradable matter. Dressings are used in emergencies (a roll of Pseudocutan is included in the Medical Trauma Kit) and for wounds which do not require dermal regeneration.
As with anything else, this is an on-going listing. As more items become available, they will be added.