How to Save Lives

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Resuscitation

The state of clinical death lasts only a few minutes. During this time, a person can be saved if all organs function and the blood pressure level is high enough.

The heart can be restarted in the following ways:

Defibrillator

Most effective and safest method.

Electrical shock

Lumosoviks can help in the caves.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Rotate artificial respiration HELP + MOUTH and massage the heart HELP + UPPER BODY. Lack of medical skills can lead to fracture of the ribs. Direct cardiac massage is more effective - for this, cut the patient open.

Treatment of patients

  • Do not drag the wounded on the floor: their wounds do not approve of this. Instead, use a stretcher or carry the dying person on your back.
  • Before the surgery has been started, weapons in the patient, arrows and shrapnel should be left there. Tearing out a foreign body can cause heavy bleeding or internal damage.
  • If a person is bleeding and there are no doctors in the Sanctuary or they are busy, put the patient in a Preservator.png Preservator. The processes in the preserved organisms are rapidly slowed down: the wounded will be able to wait for the help of a skilled healer.

Treating Wounds

Minor wounds

Bruises and minor burns heal naturally, it's enough to simply sleep in a bed. Good old Tricordrazine can speed up the healing process.

Bleeding

Close the wound with a surgical needle and bandage it.

Internal bleeding

Before suturing blood vessels, the damaged part of the body must be cut with a scalpel.

Severed Arteries

Bandages will not help: such wounds require immediate suturing. In the case that blood transfusion is not possible (see Surgery below), give the patient a prepared Krovnik and clean water for a fast recovery.

Severe Burns

Such burns will quickly kill a patient with toxins. For treatment use ointment (in cave conditions it is extracted by burning an Ovrajnik).

Dislocations

Use GRAB and WRENCH, as if you wanted to break the limb.

Abscess

At an early stage, it can be treated by local application of alcohol. Running cases require disinfectant, or in extreme cases, amputation.

Necrosis

This flesh is no longer suitable for labor. Amputate to prevent further spread.

Disabilities

  • Characters with a broken or missing leg can move on crutches.
  • Use a wooden prosthesis on the stump of the foot in order to secure it.
  • The wheelchair provides the greatest comfort.

Medications

Situation Medicine Side Effects Recommendations
Psychodelic Poisoning Technetium Perhaps the pill is still dissolving in the patient's stomach, poisoning him even more

Hit the patient's stomach to induce vomiting

Bleeding Morphite Weakness, drowsiness
Pain Dentrine, Morphine, Oxycodone, Heroin, Metadone Dentrine - muscle weakness, the rest (opiates) - euphoria, cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest
Panic Attacks Molybdenum Drowsiness, mild poisoning
Loss of interest in life Lutetium Find an Amuser
Poisoning Dylovene
Opiates overdose Barium Insomnia, coordination disorder
Stomach parasites Hassium Vomiting, intoxication
Brain fractures Mentats Brain damage in case of overdose Doesn't treat damage caused by mentats

Surgery

To perform a surgical procedure, move the patient onto the surgical table, if unavailable - a regular table or bed.

Use dentrine or opiates for anesthesia. If unavailable and the patient is unable to sleep because of the pain, strangle them, or beat them over the head until they faint.

It is recommended to hold the part on which you're operating on with your hand (call an assistant during an important operation).

Using Scalpel.png Scalpel: MMB + HARM - amputation. LMB + HELP - cut.

Instead of a scalpel, you can risk using a different cutting implement, in which case the incision is performed through MMB + HELP. Treating fractures

Treating fractures

1. Make an incision.
2. Fix the bone with the Bone Setter.
3. Lubricate the fracture site with bone gel.
4. Disinfect the wound.
5. Suture it.

Cave variant - apply a splint:

1. Fix the bone (see Dislocations).
2. Bandage the limb, holding a wooden stick in the other hand.

The patient's recovery in this case will take longer.

Blood transfusion

1. Make an incision.
2. Use the Blood Injector.
3. Suture the incision.

Sewing limbs

1. Attach the limb to the stump.
2. Fix the bone with the Bone Setter.
3. Lubricate the fracture site with bone gel.
4. Connect the damaged vessels with a pair of Forceps.
5. Disinfect the wound.
6. Suture it.

Implantation

1. Choose head on the doll.
2. Make an incision.
3. Open the skull with a surgical saw. If you can't get your hands on one - you can take
 a risk: hit the patient's head until you feel the CRACK (usually the patient does not survive such treatment).
4. Insert the implant.


Replacement of organs

1. Make a cut on the upper body with a scalpel.
2. Use the expander to expose the insides.
3. Use {{Key|GRAB}} with an empty hand to gain access to the organs.
4. Separate the damaged or unnecessary organ with a scalpel and pull it out with the Forceps.
   Ripping organs out is not recommended: it causes extensive bleeding.
5. Insert a new organ.
6. Use the needle on the new organ to secure it.
7. Suture the body without forgetting to remove the expander.

Infections

Some viruses are airborne, but most often are spread through contact with a sick person or objects that he held or wore.

  • Immediately isolate the infected.
  • In the Sanctuary use RMB for the operating lamp to turn on the decontamination light.
  • Use a biochemical protection suit to avoid getting infected.
  • The Plague Healer's mask provides protection against airborne disease.
  • KVA glasses, bought from a trader, allow you to notice the sources of infection.

Use soap to disinfect hands and objects. Most often, the infection enters the body through the hands while eating food.

  • Use antibiotics and immunomodulators to accelerate the patient's natural recovery.

Common Infections

Disease Symptoms K+ Recipe Recommendations
URTI Coughing, sneezing, muscle pain, weakness, fever, sore throat. Apply tea with honey and sleep a lot
Dysentery Fever, thirst, vomiting, diarrhea Drink plenty of water, do not eat anything, sleep a lot
Brown Rot Loss of hair, loss of teeth, discoloration of skin, gangrene of limbs, death of internal organs. Kalocin + Th
Ataxia Stuttering, impaired coordination, loss of muscle control, paralysis Kalocin + Ir
Fever Frenzy Elated mood, involuntary smile, involuntary laughter, weakness, convulsions Kalocin + Ba Try to become sad as soon as possible
Brain Rot Headache, tremor, weakness, fever, nosebleeds, clouding of mind, the rapid death of brain cells Kalocin + Ce
Cave Plague Weakness, insomnia, temporary organ failure, skin discoloration, chills, Kalocin + Li Can't treat it with antibiotics

Kalocin

  • Guaranteed cure.
  • Impossible to synthesize from available chemicals. It is ordered through the Merchant or the trading station.
  • Use raw kalocin to treat any sickness. Side effects: a patient once subjected to treatment with raw kalocin becomes dependent on it. Administer regularly, otherwise they will suffer from the syndrome of acquired immunodeficiency. Apply in extreme cases.
  • Make KALOCIN+ for the treatment of a particular disease (see above). There will be no side effects.

Ljutogrib

Cave alternative. Make a Ljutogrib decoction. The decoction will kill the sickness, and possibly, the patient. Apply in extreme cases.

Vaccines

  • Vaccines rarely have any side-effects.
  • Prevent specific disease's growth.
  • Useless if you're already sick.

Other Diseases

  • Bone Rot. Causes bone fragility and unbearable pain. The causative agent is transmitted through purring maggots. Sniff their milk before drinking it! Treatment: one of the mushrooms.

Radiation

Insidious thing, roasting unsuccessful cosmonauts through and through. If you were lucky and the dose was small, the body could still recover after years. Otherwise, even after experiencing the initial unpleasant symptoms and waiting for improvement, use this time wisely: the insides baked by radiation will soon show their presence by your excruciating death.

  • Ionizing radiation has primarily a destructive effect, not a poisonous one on the body, so there is no medical way to "remove radiation".
  • Damage caused by a dose of up to 100 rad can only be partially restored by the body (use bed rest and tricordazine to speed up the process).
  • Irradiation with a dose of more than 100 rad causes irreversible damage.
  • Primary radiation sickness effects include malaise, vomiting and headaches. Apply analgesic and antitoxin drugs.
  • Then there is the phase of the walking corpse - the patient seems to have recovered, and the worst is behind, but his bone marrow is already destroyed.
  • The duration and severity of the onset of fatal symptoms depends on the dose. Symptoms include peeling off skin, loss of teeth and hair, deterioration of internal organs and immune system failure.
  • Organ replacement for artificial ones can temporarily prolong the patient's life.
  • The decline of the patient's immunity makes infection and sickness highly likely. Take preparatory measures.