Posted 16 February 2005 - 02:33 AM
FIELD MEDICAL KIT
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Since World War II, every soldier has carried a medical kit of some sort. In the last 70 years, this piece of medical technology has evolved considerably. Long ago, field medics often had to make do with the meager supplies contained within a medikit: crude surgical tools, simple iron splints, and ragged cloth bandages. Today, the Field Medical Kit Mk IV provides our soldiers the wonders of cutting-edge medical treatment without having any prior medical knowledge
Please note, however, that usage of a Field Medical kit only stabilizes a soldier temporarily, additional treatment is generally necessary upon returning to base.
The Field Medical Kit contains everything necessary to administer first aid and stabilize a soldier on the battlefield. It makes it possible to stop hemorrhaging, calm mental distress, and chemically invigorate a soldier during combat.
This marvel of medical science must be held against the wounded soldier in order to provide treatment. The Mark IV has three available functions:
1. Hemo-patch: the hemo-patch contains a large quantity of coagulation agents suspended in a platelet-rich gel, capable of stopping severe bleeding. Painkillers inhibit pain receptors around the wound, and an antibiotic solution prevents the onset of infection. Note: light numbing around a treated area is possible, but normal sensation returns after few days.
2. Antipsychotic: a highly experimental combination of Chlorpromazine, Haloperidol, and Olanzapine. Clozapine is used to bring a soldier out of a psychotic episode much faster than normally possible. While effective in returning a soldier to a normal mental state during combat, this treatment requires detoxification within 24 hours to avoid long-term damage central nervous system.
Did a little research on the drugs, they are correct, except the last one, I corrected it, Clozapine is another antipsychotic.
3. Psychotropic: animethylphenitine (AMP) is a synthetic stimulant mixture consisting of methylphenidate and amineptine. A dose of this synthetic adrenalin could awaken a horse – and allow a tired or unconscious soldier to recover enough energy to continue the mission. Follow-up medical attention is recommended due to the potential "crash" as this medication wears off. WARNING: Do not administer this stimulant to normally functioning subjects; excessive use has induced a frenzy-like hysteria in test subjects.
There is a very limited quantity of drugs available: use the device only when absolutely necessary
The Field Medical Kit Mark IV must be recharged in a laboratory to prevent contamination. There had been numerous cases of field infections from the usage of the field-refillable Field Medical Kit Mk III.
“The fact a soldier is still alive is due sometimes only to one MediGun Field Medikit.” - Cpl FaceHugger.
“The Field Medikit Mk IV gives our soldiers second chances out on the battlefield; it could mean the difference between our boys coming home on their feet or them coming home in a plastic bag." –Jeff Connely, medic.