This is a page for assisting those who wish to become Medical Officers and/or Nurses in the fleet. In this document, we have compiled all the races currently in Pegasus Fleet for a look at how their bodies work to assist in learning the basics of Starfleet medicine. For further details, please contact Veronica Constantine at email@example.com. The disclaimer may be found at the end of this document.
An Anti-grav lift is the 24th century equivalent of a stretcher. It uses technology similar to that of a hovercraft or anti-grav sled to ‘defy’ gravity and move the patient safely to sickbay when emergency transport is not needed.
The biobed was the standard diagnostic facility in sickbay and is used for physicals, surgeries and all other medical procedures.
Surgical Biobeds are the primary type of biobed in most sickbays and were designed for surgical purposes though it is also the bed used for most examinations. Hookups for various surgical equipment are available and it is covered by a large sensor cluster. They have a large display for vital signs and other information adjacent to the bed. This is useful when conducting physicals as the biobed can read the patient’s vitals at the same time as the medical tricorder used by the attending doctor, though both are required to be used. Serious surgeries such as organ replacement usually require a larger biobed with more specialized sensors and surgical equipment.
Intensive Care Biobeds line the perimeter of most sickbays and are used for patients under intensive care or in recovery from injuries or surgeries. Information on the patient’s status is displayed on a biofunction monitor at the head of the bed.
Stasis Units are biobeds that are modified for stasis purposes if a patient is too critically injured for the Chief Medical Officer to care for and need to be placed in suspended animation for transport to a planet with better medical facilities. Once help has arrived, they can be revived by entering a few settings into the biobed. Stasis beds can be used for other purposes such as a holographic chamber or a biotemporal chamber.
Another type of biobed is the one designed for births, also known as a ‘’’OB/GYN’’’ biobed. It is reclined and styled like a chair to allow for easier delivery of the baby. However, it is most unusual for a smaller starship to have this type of biobed.
Biological Sample Kit
A biological sample kit is a containment carrying case made for the transport of the biological specimens. The Starfleet biological sample kit is provided by the Starfleet Medical Surgeon General under order 315 and contains a stasis field, a sterile lock, and an application on the side referred to Starfleet biological sample protocol 7751-7. Biological sample kits are used on away missions while gathering biological samples such as microorganisms, bacteria, or viruses.
A cast is a medical device used to immobilize a body part that has been injured such as a broken bone. It encases the injured body part with a solid material such as a branch to prevent motion which might worsen the injury.
The Emergency Medical Holographic Program (EMH) is a hologram developed in the early 2370s by Starfleet and Doctor Lewis Zimmerman for use by Starfleet ships. It is designed to provide short-term assistance during emergencies in sickbay to the extent of replacing a medical officer. The formal name of the program is EMH Program AK-9 Diagnostic and Surgical Subroutine Omega-333. Dr Zimmerman had originally wanted to name it “Holo-Doc” but Starfleet, feeling the name was unsuitable, requested it be named “Emergency Medical Hologram”.
A gurney is a metal bed which doctors can use for extra patients in an emergency situation. Gurneys have wheels in order to allow for easy movement without disturbing the patient as well as straps to hold the patient in place while being wheeled from one place to another.
An isotropic restraint is a medical device used to prevent any movement from a patient. These devices are found in nearly every biobed in sickbay and are used for especially difficult patients.
Medkits, also known as medikits, are pouches used by Starfleet medical officers that contain medical supplies for personnel outside sickbay. Each medkit contains the following:
1 Medical Tricorder
1 Tube Nasal Anesthetic
1 Tube Dermaline Gel
1 Vial Lectrazine
1 Vial Corophizine
1 Vial Metorapan
1 Vial Tiranoline
1 Vial Hyronalin
1 Dermal Regenerator
A stasis chamber (also called a ‘’’stasis unit’’’ or ‘’’stasis pod’’’) is a device in which a patient can be placed to preserve them until their conditions can be stabilized in a sickbay equipped for their condition. The stasis unit suspends all cellular activity and diseases processes, preventing the patient dying from their illness or injury for an indefinite period until suitable help arrives. The device is not meant for saving a dead patient. Time is required to get the patient into the unit before they succumb, presumably so more time is available as they come out of stasis to heal them. Stasis units are standard equipment on Starfleet vessels.
A Support Chair is a device used to allow a humanoid to move about who is unable to use his/her legs due to accident, disease, or natural causes and is supported by anti-gravity generators.
Monitors and Scanners
The biofunction monitor is a display located at the head of the biobeds located in sickbay and give constantly-updated information on a patient’s vital signs such as pulse, respiration, temperature, brain activity, and blood pressure.
A detronal scanner is a handheld device which could read and interpret the genetic structure of living tissue so a genitronic replicator can replicate the tissue for grafting.
Electron Resonance Scanner
An electron resonance scanner is a piece of medical equipment that is used to examine DNA and works on a sub-molecular level. Its imaging resolution can be changed even to be possible to look at a DNA base pair sequence.
The medical tricorder was a specialized version of the standard Starfleet tricorder and is equipped with sensors and analysis software to give a diagnostic on a patient’s condition. They are usually the first tool used by a Starfleet doctor and are often used on away missions. It can maintain and store vast amounts of data in its own memory, which it uses to help evaluate conditions onsite and has an external hand-held sensing device. It has the following capabilities:
The neurocortical monitor is a device used to record a complete neural profile and is placed on the parietal bone and could be programmed to send an alert to sickbay if it detected any unusual brain activity.
A phoretic analyzer is a medical device which is used to separate and analyze individual molecules of complex chemicals and other substances.
The sensor cluster is a large, circular array of sensors located above a surgical biobed in many sickbays. This unit contains a number of biosensors and can project a force field for restraining patients or maintaining a sterile environment.
A subdermal bioprobe is a device inserted under the skin of an individual to record data which can then be analyzed in a computer. It can also incorporate a homing beacon, allowing a transporter lock to be established on the subject.
The autosuture is a medical device, descended from the 20th century suture, that is laser-based and used to seal wounds and promote their healing from surgery or deep trauma by stimulation of the patient’s own bodily function of replicating cells. It is used when the dermal regenerator is deemed inadequate.
Cellular microsutures are used to stitch internal organs, similar to the way autosutures work on a patient’s skin.
The exoscalpel is a precision surgical instrument that employs laser beams to make an cut in skin or other tissue. After the completion of surgery, a dermal regenerator is most often used to repair the cut tissue.
A laser scalpel is a specialized medical instrument used for creating cuts in various tissues such as skin, muscle, and others. It uses a fine laser beam to make cuts and is available in different wavelengths for different cutting strength and depth based on the race of the patient.
A protoplaser is a medical device used to regenerate tissue and is used in wound treatment that is deeper than the skin. It has several settings and is used to regenerate muscle, blood vessels and other tissue. ‘’’Anabolic protoplasers’’’ are more specialized versions of protoplasers and treat the wound much faster.
A bioregenerative field is a radiant energy field used to make cells grow faster. The sample is submerged in a liquid before being exposed to the field. It is also used to accelerate the cellular development of DNA fragments to reconstruct missing bits of DNA.
The dermal regenerator is a common, easily operable medical tool used by many civilizations to heal minor skin wounds such as cuts, burns, and abrasions. It can also be used to revert surgically modified skin to its normal state, as well as to remove scars. However, it can be used to simulate burns or wounds as well. It is often found in most sickbays and can be operated by any medical personnel.
The osteogenic stimulator is a tool used by doctors to stimulate the natural repair of broken or fractured bones. Most runabouts are equipped with osteogenic stimulators as part of the emergency medkit, but the osteogenic stimulator can only be used to head minor fractures as more serious breaks require treatment that a full sickbay has access to.
An osteo-regenerator is used to mend bones that have been damaged. It is more powerful than the osteogenic stimulator and less powerful than the bone-grafter.
A bone-grafter is a function of the arch in a biobed in sickbay. It is used by erecting the arch and entering the settings for the appropriate bone, the area of the bone, and the type of break. It is often used for the most serious types of breaks such as shattered ribs and other serious breaks.
A vascular regenerator is used to repair blood vessels and stop bleeding.
A cytoplasmic stimulator is a device used to stimulate the production of cytoplasm, a gel-like substance in living cells It can be replicated and is often used to lower cellular toxicity levels.
The dermal stimulator is an instrument that is used to cosmetically alter facial features such as lips, eyelids, and skin without surgery. It can be used to alter skin color, skin texture, and size of some features.
The genitronic replicator is a medical device used to replicate a new, healthy organ. It is still in the prototype stages. Body parts eligible include, but are not limited to, the spine, the kidneys, the stomach, and other bones and organs. The only part it is unable to replicate is the brain.
A protodynoplaser is a medical application used to stabilize a patient’s immune system. This can be used when a patient is ill or when the patient has a systemic infection.
A T-cell stimulator is a device that can be used to stabilize a patient’s immune system by stimulating T-cells, a type of white blood cell used in immune system functions.
A tissue mitigator is a medical device used to stop cell regeneration during any surgical procedure. It can be used to stop tissue regeneration to allow transplanting of a new organ.
A blood-gas infuser is a medical device used to supply a patient’s body with oxygen, though it cannot replace the function of the lungs on a long-term basis. It is a temporary solution for a patient undergoing a lung transplant.
A cardiostimulator is an instrument used to restart a stopped heart. It is often used in tandem with a cardiovascular drug.
Plasma Infusion Unit
A plasma infusion unit is a medical device used to put blood plasma into a patient. It can also be used to put the full amount of blood into a patient.
A thrombic modulator is a device used by medical personnel to change the blood clotting ratio within the body to prevent blood clots inside blood vessels.
An alpha-wave inducer is a substance or device used as a sleep aid and functions by forcing alpha waves into the brain. This is only meant for occasional use.
Brain Circuitry Pattern
A brain circuitry pattern, or BCP, was a readout of the analysis of a patient’s brain-wave activity, exhibited on a viewscreen as different changes of the subject’s brain activity. The BCP is different for every person, like fingerprints or retinas, making that person’s brain-wave pattern an important part of his or her medical record.
A cortical inhibitor is a device used to control theta wave activity in the brain. It can be used to stop dreams, and also to stimulate neurotransmitters to aid in the suppressing of certain thoughts. Cortical inhibitors also play a role in suppressing individuality in the Borg.
The cortical stimulator is a medical device used to revive neural activity in the nervous system of patients in critical care by delivering an electrical shock to induce brain activity, similar to a cardiostimulator for the heart. It is attached to the temples or foreheads of humanoids and are standard equipment in the sickbays of Starfleet vessels in the 24th century. It is often used with neurological medications to revive a patient.
A cranial implant is a device that is installed directly into an individual’s brain. It is implanted into the brains of Obsidian Order that stimulate the creation of endorphins, allowing them to resist torture.
A delta-wave inducer is used during an operation to keep a patient asleep and also helps the body make more endorphins to make the healing process go faster. It is used during surgeries after a doctor has put a patient asleep with an anesthetic.
An intraspinal inhibitor was a drug which causes paralysis by disrupting the signals in the spinal cord.
Motor assist bands are pieces of medical equipment. They are small, rectangular devices attached to a strap and designed to be wrapped around a limb. They create electrical signals in damaged tissue, or route weak nervous signals around tissue that is not active. Although they are very intricate devices, it can take several days and even weeks to master the use of them and even them the patient will not recover one hundred percent of their mobility. They are also used to train the nervous system of a patient before surgery to implant neural transducers.
A myelin regenerator is a 24th century medical device used to regenerate the sheath of a nerve.
The neural caliper is a small device often used to prepare a patient for surgery. It is placed on the patient’s forehead and when activated it causes the patient to lose consciousness. It is used for major surgeries in conjunction with anesthetic medications.
A neural interface is a machine that allows a computer to directly connect to an individual’s brain. There are several types of this technology, including the multitronic engrammatic interpreters and telepresence units.
A neural implant is a piece of medical technology surgically implanted into the brain. It translates patterns from the technology into brainwave patterns that can be understood by the patient. VISOR technology includes this technology, however VISORS have been replaced by ocular implants.
A neural pad is a small device used to connect the nervous system of two individuals by using a medical tricorder. It converts brain waves into electronic patterns and then to brain waves again into the other individual. These patterns can be relayed through a medical tricorder to keep the autonomic functions stable of a person whose brain stem is damaged until the doctor can fix it. Such functions include breathing, heartbeat, and blood flow.
The neural stimulator is a medical instrument used to stimulate the areas of the brain pertaining to breathing, heartbeat and other areas. They can be operated by remote control if necessary and, if needed, can be used to control limb movements.
Neural transducers are small devices used to restore mobility to disabled individuals by picking up signals from the brain and then causing the appropriate muscles to move. They are not one hundred percent effective, but do allow a patient to move about in a limited fashion. Motor assist bands are used to train the patient’s nervous system before the surgery.
A neurolytic restraint is a device used by the Orion Syndicate to ensure obedience in their slaves before they sell them. The restraint causes convulsive seizures in the subject by use of a remote control and is fatal if the slave travels beyond a certain point.
A somnetic inducer is used if a patient suffers from insomnia, or chronic sleeplessness. It is put next to the bed of the person and it helps them fall asleep.
A breathing tube or breathing device is a structure which is designed to help a patient breathe. These are often used by races who are living or working among other peoples who have different environmental requirements for breathing mixtures.
A pulmonary scanner is used for diagnosing the respiratory system. The procedure is called a respiratory series.
A microvirus is a genetically engineered microorganism designed to attack cells with a certain DNA sequence, such as those found in certain families or races. They attach to a type of nerve and then moves into the individual’s brain to stop the autonomic nerve functions associated with bodily functions like breathing and heartbeat.
Nanites are microscopic robotic devices and a form of nanotechnology. It is built by making atoms form into a certain design and it contains gigabytes of computer memory. They’re small enough to enter a patient’s cells and can be programmed to do almost anything, but are used especially during cellular surgery. When they are not used, nanites are stored in a non-functional state to preserve them for future use. However, they can be destroyed with a burst of high-level gamma radiation. They have several components with different functions which are a forward propulsion block, an Oneamisu receiver, a Ranma ½ block, a hex growth stack, Otomo calibration, two reverse flow paddles, one cell membrane sensor and manipulator, a telemetry antenna, a forward motion sensor, a crystal articulator, logic circuits arranged from A-F and G-L, a T-cell antireceptor and an emergency dissolve system.
Nanoprobes are microscopic robotic devices used by the Borg for the primary purpose of assimilation. Injected into a target’s bloodstream via assimilation tubules, the nanoprobes immediately begin to take over the host cells’ functions. Nanoprobes can also be modified for a variety of medical and technical issues such as attacking specific cells that contain a virus or some other disease and help the patient recover. It can also help a patient recover from intoxication from alcohol and synthehol.
- Artificial Lung
- Biosynthetic Limb
- Cardiac Implant/Artificial Heart
- Ocular Implant
Some, though not all, of this material was found in the wiki Memory Alpha.