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Being a CMO or MO is a very challenging position on a ship. Considering Medical personnel are not always on the bridge, we are more easily over looked than other positions. In the information that follows, you will find resources that will give you ideas to help keep yourself busy if and when the SM is not able to. The information also details the duties for both the CMO and MO. It lists diseases, medicines, medical treatments, and medical equipment. It gives you a template to help design a species for an arc if your SM has developed one. There is a plethora of information we hope you find most useful as you serve in ST:EQ as a part of the Medical Department.

Chief Medical Officer's Duties

The CMO�™s duties fall under two main categories. He or she has medical duties as well as Administrative duties.

Medical Duties

Medical Problems

Prevention i.e. Physicals
  1. Upon new assignment �“ Each person should receive a complete physical on two different occasions. Everyone is supposed to receive a yearly physical. Also, upon assignment to a new starship or Starbase, everyone should receive a baseline physical. During this physical four readings (heart rate, blood pressure, respirations, and temperature) and ten scans (Cranial scan, Brainwave scan by hyper-encephalogram, Bronchial scan, Gastrointestinal scan, Muscular scan by resonance tissue scanner, bone scan, cardiovascular scan, blood scan, lymphatic scan, reproductive scan) should be performed.
  2. Although most people don�™t do these regularly. Partial physicals are supposed to be done when a crewmember returns from an Away Team. Four readings (heart rate, blood pressure, respirations and temperature) and two scans (Brainwave scan by hyper-encephalogram and blood scan) should be done for this physical.

If as a Chief Medical Officer you aren�™t able to prevent diseases or injuries, your secondary purpose is the diagnosis of illnesses and diseases. You can find a list of these in Appendix A. You can also find a list of different Starfleet scans, tests, and screenings in Appendix B.

Once as a CMO you�™ve diagnosed an illness or injury, there are two ways that treatments can be rendered, technological treatments and pharmaceutical treatments. Technological treatments are found in Appendix C. Pharmaceutical treatments are found in Appendix D. Appendix E lists medical equipment you can use to accomplish your treatments.

Away Team Duty

Depending on the mission, often a medical officer is sent along on the away team. Their main job of course is to see to any injuries that may occur to any member or the away team or any other medical emergencies.

Research �“ In the context of Mission Orders being sent with the purpose of research, medical often supports science, or replaces them if there is no science officer on the AT. Where science is scanning for everything under the sun, medical's main concern is anything that has to do with the biological. Biological includes plants, animals, insects, birds, fish, bacteria, microbes, anything defined as living.

Medical Assistance �“ There are times when a ship will be sent out to help another ship who is in the midst of a ship wide medical emergency. Medical on the ship will lend assistance to the ship on which the emergency is located.

Relief Aid �“ There are other times when planets may be in the midst of planet-wide or even a localized epidemic. Starships may be called in to assist or bring medical aid. In cases like this Medical may be called upon to research, diagnose, and treat the medical ailment. Often times discussing facts with your SM will be of great value. He or she will usually provide some information upon which you can go in hopes of solving the medical situation.

Medical Briefings

A medical brief is often collaboration between the CMO and the SM. They are not written up as often as science briefs, but in cases where biological or medical are the underlining theme, they can add to the storyline. They also give the other players references to use so that everyone is using the same language and has the same basic knowledge of what is going on.

Often the SM will give the CMO a free hand with a medical situation, giving them the key points that need to be included or in some cases, left out. Unless the medical personal is fairly certain of their SM and what they expect, the Medical Brief should be sent to the SM for approval before sending out. The MB is usually attached as a supplemental to ones log for that week in the NG unless otherwise suggested by the captain, in which case it can be attached to the ships Mission Brief.

A distinction needs to be made between a Medical Brief that is sent out and one that is done during a mission during a meeting. If one knows they will be presenting data during a meeting they should pester the SM before hand for any information they might need. If possible, have it typed up and prepared to give before hand to save mission time. Otherwise, those mission briefs are often a gathering of facts that have already been given and you are now presenting it combined and in a medical genre to send out with your log.

Medical Drills

Planning

In planning medical drills you will need to take several things into consideration.

  1. Decide if the drill is meant as a character development tool (OOM) or if it is to interact with different ship departments. (In mission)
  2. Ask your SM�™s and Captain�™s permission (if you want to do this in mission).
  3. Decide on a scenario that will be used to test the ship�™s medical readiness.
  4. Consider recruiting NPC�™s or crew to assist in the drills.
Supervising

During in mission drills, you may find yourself needing to direct certain characters' actions a specific way. Feel free to give them information that will motivate them to make moves that you need.

Research

Sometimes Mission Orders will state that you will be doing medical research on a particular species of plants or beings. It is strongly suggested, that until you are absolutely positive that what you are studying is safe, that you keep it in some kind of containment field. When working with this type of mission, make sure you ask as many question.

Other times, research can be done during the course of a routine mission that has nothing to do with medical. If you find yourself in one of those situations in which medical is either underutilized or not utilized at all devise a scenario that gives your character some medical research to do.

Administrative Duties

Out Of Character

It is suggested that if you have a created staff for all areas and shifts, that you might create a short profile for them for the crew to use in their logs. This works well when the crew needs or wants a doctor and either doesn't want to bother the CMO or the CMO is not readily available for OOM's or log permissions.

In Character

Assigning Medical Staff�™s duties �“ The CMO is responsible for assigning the medical staff�™s duties. Take a look at the different units that are on your ship and assign NPC�™s to cover those aspects. You can do this for a log idea or in character during a mission slot.

Setting Medical Staff�™s schedules �“ The CMO is responsible for setting the medical staff�™s schedules. Again, create a list of your medical NPC�™s, their ranks and positions (MO, Med Tech, Nurse, etc) and schedule them for certain shifts. Again this can be done in a log or in the context of a mission.

Searching for or replacing medical staff �“ This is an area in which you can do a lot of character development. You can ⤽interview� people for the position, spend time talking to the NPC�™s superiors, etc.

Supervising Medical Staff �“ This can fall under so many categories. This can be done during medical emergencies or it can be done as part of a routine happenings. Even the simplest of tasks, that as a CMO, you supervise can become great log or interaction ideas.

Medical Officer's Duties

Medical Problems

Prevention i.e. Physicals

  1. Upon new assignment �“ Each person should receive a complete physical on two different occasions. Everyone is supposed to receive a yearly physical. Also, upon assignment to a new starship or Starbase, everyone should receive a baseline physical. During this physical four readings (heart rate, blood pressure, respirations, and temperature) and ten scans (Cranial scan, Brainwave scan by hyper-encephalogram, Bronchial scan, Gastrointestinal scan, Muscular scan by resonance tissue scanner, bone scan, cardiovascular scan, blood scan, lymphatic scan, reproductive scan) should be performed.
  2. Although most people don�™t do these regularly. Partial physicals are supposed to be done when a crewmember returns from an Away Team. Four readings (heart rate, blood pressure, respirations and temperature) and two scans (Brainwave scan by hyper-encephalogram and blood scan) should be done for this physical.

If as a Medical Officer you aren�™t able to prevent diseases or injuries, your secondary purpose is the diagnosis of illnesses and diseases. You can find a list of these in Appendix A. You can also find a list of different Starfleet scans, tests, and screenings in Appendix B.

Once as a MO you�™ve diagnosed an illness or injury, there are two ways that treatments can be rendered, technological treatments and pharmaceutical treatments. Technological treatments are found in Appendix C. Pharmaceutical treatments are found in Appendix D. Appendix E lists medical equipment you can use to accomplish your treatments.

Away Team Duty

Depending on the mission, often a medical officer is sent along on the away team. Their main job of course is to see to any injuries that may occur to any member or the away team or any other medical emergencies.

Research �“ In the context of Mission Orders being sent with the purpose of research, medical often supports science, or replaces them if there is no science officer on the AT. Where science is scanning for everything under the sun, medical's main concern is anything that has to do with the biological. Biological includes plants, animals, insects, birds, fish, bacteria, microbes, anything defined as living.

Medical Assistance �“ There are times when a ship will be sent out to help another ship that is in the midst of a ship wide medical emergency. Medical on the ship will lend assistance to the ship on which the emergency is located.

Relief Aid �“ There are other times when planets may be in the midst of planet-wide or even a localized epidemic. Starships may be called in to assist or bring medical aid. In cases like this Medical may be called upon to research, diagnose, and treat the medical ailment. Often times discussing facts with your SM will be of great value. He or she will usually provide some information upon which you can go in hopes of solving the medical situation.

Assigned Duties

The MO should carry out orders as assigned to him or her by the CMO. When the CMO is not present, whether they are on an Away mission, or unable to make a mission, the MO steps in and basically covers for the CMO duties.

Appendix A: Star Trek Illnesses

Aging Disease Rapid aging caused by radiation exposure
Altarian Encephalitis A retrovirus that lies dormant in cells after incorporating DNA into host cells. It erases memory back to the point of infection when it activates
Anchilles fever Highly contagious disease which causes painful death
Andronesian Encephalitis Highly contagious airborne disease
Aphasia Loss of aural, visual and communitive controls usually caused by cranial trauma
Arethian Flu Viral disease
Arteriosclerosis Disease of plaque buildup in the arteries
Barclay�™s Protomorphosis Syndrome Syndrome where intron release causes de-evolution within a patients DNA. It�™s caused by the invasion of genetic codes by Synthetic T-cells
Bendii syndrome A rare, usually fatal disease of Vulcan�™s over the age of 200. Usually symptoms include emotional outbursts that are telepathically passed onto others. To confirm the disease is indeed Bendii syndrome, a culture must be grown from the metathalmus
Coleibric Hemmorrhage Blood hemorrhage of part of Cardassian anatomy.
Corellium Fever High fever combined with delirium
Danray�™s Disease Incurable disease that attacks the brain and nervous system
Depressurization In a depressurized environment, consciousness lasts 15 seconds followed by 10 seconds of disorientation followed by unconsciousness.
Enantiodromia A mental dysfunction meaning ⤽conversion into the opposite� as a means of dealing with stress or loss
Eosinophilia Unusually high red blood cell count. Serum Eosinophils-specific instance of the virus.
Forrester-Trent Syndrome Hereditary degenerative neurological disorder
Histamic Reaction Massive body weakening infection
Hypoglycemia Low blood glucose
Iverson�™s disease Debilitating muscle disease with no known cure
Kalla-Nohra Syndrome Only known cases came from the Cardassian mining camp. Resembles Pottrik Syndrome. Can be confirmed if a lower pulmonary bio-probe is negative
Larosian virus Unspecified symptoms may include lack of inhibitions
Levodian flu Virus with a 29 hour life cycle
Metremia Radiation poisoning caused by Metroen Cascade. Fatal degenerative blood disease
Neural Depletion Complete loss of neural activity in the brain
Neural Metaphasic Shock Complete failure of the entire Neurological system
Orellius infection Specific type of insect infection on certain M-class worlds. Symptoms include swelling and fever
Orkett�™s disease Childhood disease that affects growth and lymphocyte production
Parasitic infection Unclassified disease that simulates death. Infects the Scapula node
Parinisti measles A mutated form of German measles
Phyrox plague Plague that easily reaches epidemic proportions
Plasma plague Virulent, deadly virus that is yet to be classified
Pottrik syndrome Similar to Kalla-Nohra Syndrome
Replicative fading A loss of genetic information occurring when an organism is repeatedly cloned
Rygelian fever Deadly disease resembling the bubonic plague
Somatophysical failure Compete collapse of all bodily systems
Symbalene blood burn Virulent blood disease
Temporal narcosis Delirium produced by exposure to temporal distortions
Terellian Death syndrome Symptoms include dizziness, blurred vision, palpitations and stinging in the lower spine
Terellian Plague Virulent disease similar to Terellian Death Syndrome in many respects
Thelusian flu Exotic yet harmless disease
Transporter psychosis A breakdown of neurochemical molecules that occur during transport. Last known case occurred in 2319
Transwarp Evolutionary syndrome Mutations in DNA caused by travel above warp 10
Tsiolokovsky infection Waterborne viral infection that occurs near huge gravitational shifts. Infection takes away carbon from the body and reduces inhibitions making the victim appear intoxicated
Urodelean flu Mild affliction with symptoms that include an imbalance in the k-3 cell count increased intravascular pressure and heightened electrophoratic activity
Xenopolycythemia Abnormal proliferation of red blood cells causing weakness, fatigue, enlarged spleen and extreme pain.
Zanthi fever Emotions are projected onto others. Symptoms include headache.

Appendix B: Star Trek Medical Scans, Tests, and Screenings

Amniotic scan Sensor readings of the fluid contained within the amniotic sac of mammalian pregnancies
ARA Scan Medical scan that can be used to determine the truthfulness of a humanoid subject
Berylite scan Medical procedure used aboard Federation starships
Blood Screening Medical test used on Federation personnel to identify shape-shifters
Brain Circuitry pattern Medical diagnostic image mapping neural activity in a humanoid brain
Deep Tissue scan Medical scan done as part of a post mortem investigation
DNA Reference scan Medical test to confirm an individuals identify by matching DNA patterns Surgical device used to sever neural connections
Electrophoretic Analysis Standard medical test run to analyze cellular components
Hematological scan Medical diagnostic study of patient�™s blood factors
Hyper-encephalogram Test that records and measures brainwave activity
Hypothalamic series Used to determine hypothalamic function
Inner Nuncial Series A battery of neurological tests
K-3 cell count Used to diagnose the Urodelean flu
K-3 indicator Measures neural activity corresponding to pain
Myocardial enzyme balance Medical test used in surgical particularly cardiac procedures
Neural Imaging Scan Medical diagnostic scan used to test the acuity of the patient�™s visual cortex
Resonance Tissue Scan Medical diagnostic test used by Starfleet physicians to screen for infections
Reticular imaging scan Medical test used to verify the presence or absence of activity in the visual cortex
Retinal image scan Measures visual cortex activity
Steinman analysis Medical test noting individual specific data such as voice analysis and brain patterns

Appendix C: Star Trek Medical Procedures

Accelerated Critical Neural Pathway Formation Medical procedure that uses genetic recoding to alter the brain a humanoid patient. It is illegal under laws dating back to the end of the Eugenics war. These laws are based on the argument that if the genetically enhanced people were allowed to compete freely, all parents would feel pressured to have their children enhanced so that they could keep up.
Antiproton Radiation Treatment Used to destroy mutated DNA
Bicaridine treatment Regenerative therapy used for fracture patients. Used for patients to have an allergic reaction to Metorapan
Bioregenerative Field Radiated energy used in biomedical applications to accelerate cellular growth
Cardiac Induction Emergency medical resuscitative measure
Code Gold Code for resuscitating an apparently dead patient
CPK Therapy Medical treatment used to limit the extent of spinal injury
Cryogenic Open-heart Procedure Surgical procedure used to repair damaged cardiac tissue using temperatures near absolute zero
Cryostasis Medical procedure used to slow down biological functions in a critically injured patient, allowing the physician more time to correct the malady
Direct Reticular Stimulation Medical procedure in which electrical energy is applied directly to the nervous system of a humanoid patient in an attempt to revive neural activity. A neural stimulator is used in the procedure
Engramatic purge Procedure used to erase specific thoughts from a person�™s mind
Gene Splicing Genetic engineering technique
Metorapan Regenerative treatment for fracture patients.
Neurosomatic technique Procedure for interrogation where the subject is placed in a delusional world
Neurolink Emergency medical technique used for the stabilization of patients with brainstem injuries. Matching neural pads were use. One would be places on a healthy individual and a matching unit on the patient. These devices enable a link to be established between a healthy person�™s autonomic nervous system to that of the injured patient.
Ribosome Infusion Used to treat prolonged exposure to hostile environments
Synaptic Induction Technique in neurotherapy used for patients suffering from traumatic memory loss
Synaptic Reconstruction Surgery that neutralizes the synaptic pathways responsible for deviant behavior.

Appendix D: Star Trek Medicines

Adrenaline Treatment against radiation
ADTH Stimulant that can be pumped through the life support systems
Alzine Counters Allergic reactions
Ambrazine Sedative
Anabolic Supplements Helps resist harvester nanobiogenic weapons
Analeptic Used as a restorative
Anesthezine Sedative used to render someone unconscious
Anti-intoxicant Used to prevent inebriety
Asinolyathin Analgesic
Benjisidrine Used on Vulcans for treatment of heart conditions
Benzocyatizine Used to adjust the level of Isoboramine in Trills
Bolamite Treatment for Omega radiation exposure
Borathium An experimental rybotherapy medication used to replace Leporazine and Morathial
Cateline Simulates anaphylactic shock
Cervaline Anti-rejection drug
Chlormydride Second line of medication if Inaprovaline fails
Cordrazine Powerful medicine used to revive patients
Corophizine Antibiotic
Cortical Analeptic Reinvigorates the tissues of the cerebral cortex
Cortolin Resuscitative drug
Cryptobiolin Used to improve the skills of soldiers
Cyalodin Poison
Delactovine Systemic stimulant
Deoxyribose Suspensions Fluid derived from DNA
Dermaline Gel Used in treatment of burns
Dermal Osmotic Sealant Medicinal skin application used as a protection against epidermal irritation such as that caused by exposure to trigemic vapors
Dermatiraeliene Plasticine Used to maintain the effects of cosmetic surgery
Desegranine Used to reverse memory loss
Deuridium Used by the Kobliad to stabilize cellular structure
Dexalin Used to Oxygen deprivation
Dylamadon Used to accomplish euthanasia
Elasian Tears Love potion
Fanalian Toddy Hot drink that soothes coughs
Felicium Used to treat a plague
Felodesine Chip Used by Romulans for suicide if captured
Formazine Stimulant
Genericillian Powerful antibiotic
Glucagen Raises blood sugar levels
Hydrocortilene Analgesic
Hydrocortilene Analgesic
Hypercoagulin Clotting drug used to rapidly stop bleeding
Hyperzine Cardiac stimulant
Hyronalin Treatment against radiation. Each dose reduces radiation level by �½ but increases chances of Hyronalin poisoning
Hyvroxilated Quint-ethyl Metacetamine Anesthetic potion
Immuno-suppressant Used to limit immune response
Impedrezene Cardiac medication
Imaprovoline Calmative
Inaprovaline Stimulates cardiac cell generation
Inpedrazine Used after cranial trauma
Intraspinal Inhibitor Used to induce paralysis
Kayolene Sedative
Kelotane Used to treat burns
Ketracel white Used to control Jem'Hadar
Kironide Aides in psychokinetic powers
Lectrazine Used to stabilize cardiovascular and renal systems
Legrazine Resuscitative drug
Leporazine Resuscitative drug
Lexorin Neurotransmitter inhibitor. Temporarily diminishes intelligence, but blocks psychic and psionic activity
Losorin Used to counteract mental disorientation
Macrospentol Used to improve the skill of soldiers
Makho root Antidote for the mugato bite
Makara herb Increases progesterone levels
Maraji Crystal Controlled addictive substance
Masiform D Powerful stimulant
Melorazine Sedative
Memory Beta Stimulates memory
Merfadon Sedative
Metabolic Reduction Injection Reduces heart rate and bodily functions
Metrazine Cardiac anti-arrhythmic medication
Metropan Used to help a fracture heal
Morathial Treatment for shock when blood pressure is too low for Leporazine
Morathial series Resuscitative drugs
Morpazine Creates a deep dreamless sleep for 3-18 hours
Morphenolog Analgesic, anti-convulsion medicine
Neo-anapaptic Biochemical neurostimulant. First dose increases heart rate and eases stress of high gravity. Second dose can lessen the natural damage of a phaser blast even set to kill
Neodextraline Solution Liquid nutrient enriched solution
Netinaline Stimulant
Neural Paralyser Causes cessation of heartbeat
Neurotransmitter Biochemical responsible for neural electric energy
Nogatch Hemlock Poisonous substance
Nor-ep Used to revive
Nor-epinephrine Similar to adrenaline
Neurovine Treatment to counteract neural poisoning
Peridaxon Palliative treatment
Polyadrenaline Synthetic pharmaceutical based on epinephrine
Polynutrient Solution Restorative formula full of nutrient
Psilosynine Helps Betazoids filter trauma from reading victims
Psychoactive drugs Used to produce delusional or hallucinogenic affects
Pulmozine Simulates death
Retanax V Used to treat nearsightedness
Retroviral Vaccines Preventative of inoculation
Rexalin Used as a sedative, tranquilizer, or pain killer
Ryetalyn Mineral antibiotic
Serotonin Central Neurotransmitter
Stokaline Used to awake Vulcans from a deep trance; mild stimulant for others
Terakine Analgesic
Tesokine Used to aid in metabolism of Bajoran nutrients
Theragen Biochemical weapon
Thuludian Crystal Narcotic
Tri-ox Used to help breathe in an oxygen deprived atmosphere
Trianoline Used to treat percussive injuries
Triclenidil Used to improve the skills of soldiers
Tricordrazine Neurostimulant drugs, chemical version of a cortical stimulator
Triptacederin Analgesic
Tryptophan Lysine distillate that is a powerful antibiotic
Vasokin Used to increase the blood flow
Venus Drug Makes you look younger
Veridium Six Poison
Vertazine Antibiotic

Appendix E: Medical Equipment

Anabolic Protoplases These devices are used to heal internal and external body damage without the need of opening the body cavity of the patient to effect repairs. They use small force fields, phase-modulated lasers, and anabolic accelerators to quickly heal injuries without scarring. They come in a variety of sizes for different repairs.

Smaller units are useful for fine work involving the eyes and ears, while larger units heal cuts and even broken bones.

They temporarily confer the advantage of Instant Regeneration to the area treated, but cannot replace surgery in serious injuries. For example, if used on a very deep stab wound, they could seal the damaged tissues and prevent further blood loss, but a subcutaneous hole would remain unless closed with surgery.

This device will not repair incidental damage resulting from the original injury. For example, an officer who has been stabbed may have the wound repaired in sickbay in 15 minutes, but will still have to deal with the blood loss.

Alpha-wave inducer Device used to enhance sleep in humanoids, but only meant for occasional use.
AT Equipment: Medical personnel on AT missions or other assignments away from sickbay facilities are frequently issued any of a variety of medkits. These portable equipment packages typically include a medical tricorder, field hypospray, respirator, defib module, sample kit, autosuture, a dermal regenerator, a neural stimulator, and selection of bandages and drugs for emergency field use. A doctor can perform most routine and emergency medical procedures on-site. Patients with severe injuries or illnesses, however, must receive full diagnosis and treatment in sickbay. Medkit devices are designed to work on all known human life-forms and on most DNA-based non-humanoids.
Autosuture Used to close a wound
Bandages Starfleet's Medical department has a wide variety of bandage options. Simple bandages made of sterile, inert materials that do not bind with clotting wounds are common. Dermapatch is available in a spray applicator, or in larger pre-formed pieces.
Blood-Gas Infuser Used to stabilize oxygen levels
Biobed This is an orthopedically-designed hospital bed which has an array of bio-function sensors that monitor all bodily systems. The bed is raised to allow the doctor to comfortably examine the patient. It has a graphic display at the head that gives the patient's current status. Restraining fields are available on some models.

A sensor cluster is a circular arrangement of sensors located above the primary Bio-Bed in sickbay. It augments the sensors of the Bio-Bed, and also provides an emergency containment field to prevent contamination.

Bioimplant Artificial organic material that can be surgically implanted into a person�™s body to replace damaged tissues.
Cardiac Stimulator Used to restart the heart
Cerebrusian Rejuvenator Slows the aging process. Overdose can cause the rapid ⤽de-aging� leading to death
Cortical Stimulator Used to revitalize neural activity
Cytoplasmic Stimulator Used to stabilize cellular toxicity levels
Decompression Chamber Used to create different atmospheric conditions to gradually lower or to increase the pressure on a patient
Defibrillator Used to restart the heart when it�™s stopped
Delta wave inducer Used to induce sleep
Dermal regenerator Used to repair damage to epidermal tissue
Detronal Scanner Used to read and encode DNA patterns
Electron Resonance Scanner Medical imaging device that allows the doctor to see down to the level of DNA molecules
Exoscalpel See scalpels
Genotronic Replicator Experimental medical device designed to translate the genetic code into a specific set of replication instruments, allowing the doctor to ⤽grow� a new replacement organ at an accelerated rate.
Hypospray Used to subcutaneously and intramuscularly inject medications in humanoid patients. The hypospray uses an extremely fine-pressured aerosuspension delivery system, eliminating the need for a needle to physically penetrate the skin.

An Isomimotic hypo can be used to create biogenic weapons.

Isomolecular scanner Advanced medical diagnostic device although not common equipment of Federation starships. They are useful in the study of very alien physiology�™s
Isotropic restraint Medical force field used to hold a patient totally immobile
Laser Scalpel See Scalpels
Medical Tricorder A medical tricorder is an ordinary tricorder or TR-580 with a special medical peripheral (MP) added. The MP contains specialized medical sensors and features (biosampler, bioscanner, chemscanner, datalink, environmental analysis, medscanner, multiscanner, and radscanner) as well as an enormous database of information on more then 200 humanoid and non-humanoid aliens, and hundreds of thousands of diseases and medical problems. The sensors on the MP can identify species and detect vital signs at a range of 25 meters. Within 5 meters, these sensors can analyze a being�™s internal structure, in a manner similar to a 20th-centruy CAT scan; broken bones, internal injuries or other problems can be detected. The MP also contains a detachable high-resolution probe. This remote probe only has a range of one meter, but it is capable of extremely detailed observations, including DNA typing, blood chemistry analysis and detection of all known drugs, poisons, bacteria, and viruses.

The tricorder has an external hand-held sensing device. This peripheral contains over 100 sensors, and the tricorder contains a specialized medical database that provides detailed medical diagnostic tools in the field including topographic and micrographic imaging. A small diagnosis wants fits into the top of the peripheral and is occasionally used by the physician to provide close high-resolution scans.

Together, these sensors allow the Medical Tricorder to make very detailed diagnosis on known species. On unknown species, it is limited to telling if the life form is sick or dying. A detailed analysis is not possible in such a situation. Effective range is about three yards.

Microtome An electronic instrument used to cut very thin sections of organic tissue for microscopic examinations. Useful to acquire samples of diseased tissue for medical analysis. It is essentially the same as 20th-century Microtome.
Monomolecular scalpel See Scalpels
Motor assist bands 1cm wide strap like devices used with neurologically damaged patients. The bands provide electrical stimulation of the patient�™s limbs and help with muscle retraining.
Nanosurgeons A suspension of nanotechnological assemblies that are typically used to survey cellular genetic damage and effect repairs.

They report to, and are monitored by, the attending physician. Nanosurgeons are useful to repair additional damage that drugs (for example) cannot affect.

Neural Implants One of the elements that, when combined with others, allows the sightless people to see. The neural implants function as the bioelectrical interface between the visual cortex and a VISOR.They consist of two bilateral implants in the temporal regions of the skull and feed directly into the visual cortex. A portion of the implants must remain external to allow for the direct connection of the VISOR to the head.
Neural Calipers Used to measure the activity between the neural synapses during surgical procedures
Neuroelectric suppresser Used for pain suppression
Neural paralyzer Used to simulate death. Must be treated within 12 hours or actual death will occur
Neural Stimulator The instrument used to increase neural activity in the central nervous system of a dying humanoid brain.
Neural Transducers Implantable bioelectric devices that receive nerve impulses from the brain and transmitted it to affected voluntary muscle groups
Osteogenic Stimulator Used to treat cranial trauma. Could also treat non-cranial bone injuries
Osteotractor Immobilizes limbs during treatment
Parthenogenic Implant An artificial device surgically implanted into a human body
Phoretic Analyzer Biomedical analysis device which is able to determine body chemistry of any type of creature with a liquid chemical make up or otherwise
Physiostimulator Used to elevate metabolic functions in impaired individual
Plasma infusion Unit Medical equipment used aboard Federation starships to dispense fluids and electrolytes
Pulmonary Support Unit Emergency cardiopulmonary support unit
Protodynoplaser Used to stabilize the immune system
Psychotricorder Used to record past memories
Quarantine Seal Also called a medical quarantine field. Force field used to isolate potentially hazardous biological specimens in sickbay and other laboratory facilities aboard starships
Plasma Infusion Unit An instrument used for transfusions of blood, blood plasma, and/or electrolytes into patients that need them. It is used the same way blood transfusions in the 20th-century. The Plasma Infusion Unit also provides filtration of the material to be delivered.
Scalpels There are three varieties to choose from: traditional cutting blades with a monomolecular edge, laser scalpels that cauterize as they cut, and nanotech scalpels that separate tissues along cellular lines without damage. Each has different uses.

An Exoscalpel is used to incise the skin and expose the underlying tissue.

Laser scalpels help the surgeon because of bloodlessness, but can dazzle anyone unwary enough to look into the beam, even though the scalpel can only cut within its focal length.

Monomolecular blades require no power supply and quickly slice through most matter with minimal effort.

Finally, Nanotech scalpels cause minimal disruption of tissue but operate slowly.

There is current research in an experimental scalpel that utilizes Transporter technology.

Somnetic Inducer A small neural padd used to aid in the induction of sleep in humanoids. Otherwise similar to the Alpha Wave Induction unit above.
Sonic Separator Used to separate the brain from the body
Standard Med-kit The physician�™s medkit is a small, strap-on case designed to carry emergency medical supplies. A full standard kit would include: anabolic protoplaser, bandage assortment, cardiostimulator, 2 hyposprays, medical tricorder, neural stimulator, respirator, sampling kit. A full kit also includes the following medications, 5 vials of Delactovine, 5 vials of tricordrazine, 3 vials of asinolyathin, 4 vials of hyronalin, 3 vials of panamyacin. All doses of any drug type are contained in vials that must be inserted into the hypospray. The standard kit may be altered to suit missions or situation, but must be altered before the mission begins.
Stasis Field Generator This device is used in emergencies when a patient cannot be stabilized and requires treatment that is not immediately available. It significantly slows all biological activity within the perimeter of the field, placing the patient in a sort of suspended animation. The patient will not be aware of any passage of time while under the influence of a stasis unit, since the biochemical activity of the patient's brain is effectively halted.
Stasis Unit Emergency medical device which can hold a patient in a state of suspended animation until the medical treatment could be rendered. This is used only in the hope that a cure can be found for a disease within that person�™s natural lifetime
Styrolite Clear plastic like material used for biological quarantine of potentially hazardous life forms
Surgical Support Frame A vital tool in nearly all surgical procedures is the surgical support frame (SSF), or 'clamshell' as it is sometimes called. The SSF not only maintains a sterile environment for most surgical procedures, but also incorporates several vital diagnostic and life support tools. These include a battery of bio-function sensors, supplementing those provided by the biobed and by the overhead medical equipment array. The SSF is capable of automated administration of intravenous medication as well as cardiovascular support and emergency defibrillation. A variety of surgical support frame types are available for different procedures, as well as for different life form types. Most biobed units are designed to accept surgical support frame
T-Cell Stimulator Medical device which increases the production of T-cells hence enabling a humanoid to better fight infection
Tissue Mitigator Used in surgical procedures to slow down cellular cytoplasmic activity in engaged tissues
Transporter Scalpel Experimental method using transporter beams to remove cells
VISOR Visual Instrument and Sensory Organ Replacement

Appendix F: Ship's Medical Facilities

Main Sickbay

These facilities provide the medical staff with an impressive complement of tools with which to handle an extraordinary range of medical problems for both known and presently unknown species. Capabilities include a fully equipped medical laboratory with advanced bio-assay and life form analysis hardware. Also available are nanotherapy, genetic sequence, and viro-therapeutic equipment. Medical lab capabilities can be bolstered by employing the lab services of one or more shipboard science department.

Surgical Suites

A key element to the medical intensive-care unit is the biobed sensor and support unit. This orthopedically designed hospital bed incorporates a basic array of bio-function sensors that can be tied into a variety or remote medical instruments including the medical tricorder. Also incorporated are a number of medical gas and fluid connect points for various devices, including the surgical support frame.

A vital tool in nearly all surgical procedures is the surgical support frame (SSF), or 'clamshell' as it is sometimes called. The SSF not only maintains a sterile environment for most surgical procedures, but also incorporates several vital diagnostic and life support tools. These include a battery of bio-function sensors, supplementing those provided by the biobed and by the overhead medical equipment array. The SSF is capable of automated administration of intravenous medication as well as cardiovascular support and emergency defibrillation. A variety of surgical support frame types are available for different procedures, as well as for different life form types. Most biobed units are designed to accept surgical support frame.

Surgical procedures and other intensive care procedures are accomplished at the primary biobed, located at the center of each sickbay ward or surgical suite. Above this biobed is an overhead cluster of diagnostic bio-function sensors. This array also incorporates a low-level force field generator that can be used to reduce the chance of potentially harmful microorganisms entering or leaving the biobed area. Not that this force field is of relatively limited utility and is not adequate to maintain a totally sterile environment sufficient for surgical procedures or to satisfy biohazard protocols.

ICU

Most medical treatments occur in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit), which has several biobeds, which can perform all the functions of a medical tricorders MP unit.

Null-gravity Therapy Ward

When a person�™s injuries are severe to the point they are not able to bear weight on a lower extremity or they have extreme pain during motion, the Null-grav ward is used to remove any downward pull on the limb from gravity.

Morgue

The purpose of the morgue is two-fold. It is to store bodies of deceased crewmembers and family who resided shipside or station-side. The morgue is also designed to handle autopsies not only of crewmembers and family, but also of alien physiologies.

Biohazard Unit

The biohazard unit is designed to handle a situation where someone has been exposed to a bio-hazardous material. This unit allows isolation from the rest of the ship air and water supply as well as for decontamination of the pathogen or other bio-hazardous material.

Isolation Unit

The isolation unit is designed for the isolation of a patient who could contaminate the ships population through direct contact, indirect contact, or airborne means. This unit keeps the patient completely isolated from the ships population. Even the air used in this unit is filtered by a different system and is not spread throughout the ship.

Dental Care Office

Dentistry also falls under the jurisdiction of the Medical Department. The Dental care office is expressly for that, dentistry. A tech specialized in dentistry will care for the teeth of those onboard ship in this office.

Nursery

The nursery is where babies are kept for at least the first few hours of their lives while their mothers recover from childbirth. Also babies who have had troubles during the birth or babies who have special needs are kept here for treatment.

Laboratory

The laboratory onboard a starship or station is equipped to handle most work ups that need to be done whether it be culturing an unknown bacteria or running tests on blood that can be done on a tricorder. Almost anything that can�™t be done on a tricorder or a biobed sensor panel can be done in the laboratory.

Physical Therapy Unit

Its name states its basic purpose. This unit is designed for and houses equipment used in physical therapy. If and when a crewmember is injured to an extent that even surgery cannot fully repair, physical therapy is done in this unit.

Radiation Therapy Unit

When a crewmember has been exposed to near fatal levels of radiation for a short time or has been exposed to harmful levels of radiation over a long period, the treatments found in this unit can help save lives.

Critical Care Unit

This is a unit where critically ill patients can receive more comprehensive treatment. Many times when a doctor has exhausted all of his or her treatment options for a terminally ill patient, the patient will spend the rest of onboard ship time here.

Aide Stations

Aide stations are very similar to a mini Sickbay. They can do many things that main sickbay can do but they have no other lab facilities or specialized treatment facilities attached. If a person with serious injuries is brought to the aide station, stabilizing medical treatment can be given and then the patient will be sent to main sickbay where they can obtain more comprehensive treatment.

Extra Emergency Medical Facilities

In large-scale medical emergency situation, all shuttle bays can be converted to medium- and intensive care hospital facilities using quick-deploy emergency hospital modules. Additionally, lesser numbers of overflow patients can be handled by conversion of guest quarters to medical intensive-care units.

Appendix G: Description and breakdown of Medical Personnel by shifts

Station Information

According to DS9 tech manual on a station the medical department in comprised of 10 staff physicians, 20 nurses as well as med techs. Each shift was comprised of one doctor, two nurses and two med techs. The rest of the staff are distributed between the laboratories and other research suites and are rotated to the infirmary in three shifts per twenty-six hour day. An overlap of some ten minutes allows the shifts to exchange updates during changeover. Research laboratory personnel not directly assigned to the infirmary rotation number anywhere between fifteen and twenty-five, are scientists and techs that are working on projects.

Ship Information

A good example of the breakdown of medical personnel for ships would be along the following lines. Alpha shift would be comprised of the CMO, MO, one nurse, and two med techs. Beta shift would be comprised of an MO, one nurse, and one tech. Gamma shift would have an MO, one nurse, and one med tech.

Appendix H: Creating a new race for an arc

There will be situations where the SM will want to introduce a new race for an arc. Many times they will feed you pertinent information on a race and they will expect you to fill in the blanks in the information they gave you. The following information will give you a template you can use in allowing you to develop all aspects of a new species.

  Human norms
Appearance
Average Height
Average Weight
Average Life Span (Male) 77.57 standard solar years
Average Life Span (Female) 83.35 years
Normals for Visual Acuity 20/20
Average Mental Acuity IQ of 100
Distinguishing Marks
Male to Female ratio 9.6 men to 10 women (figure based on US 2000 census
Skin Color Peach to dark brown
Range for Eye Color Grey blue to dark brown
Range for Hair Color Blonde, Red, Brown, black
Normals for BP 120/80
Normals for pulse 60 �“ 80 bpm
Normals for temperature 37 degrees C (98.6 F)
Normals for Respirations 12 �“ 14 per min
Bronchial Capacity 3L �“ 4L
Stomach pH
Average Bone density 25 year old 956 mg/cm2

35 yo 944 mg/cm2
45 yo 920

Distinguishing physical characteristics
Distinguishing anatomical characteristics
Distinguishing physiological characteristics