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Please be sure you have read over November and Decembers forum post as there is very important information if you are new or need to catch up.

Just a few more things to add to the mix:

NEW ARRIVAL EXAMS: Due to the shortage in medical staff at the hospital we have suspended new arrival exams for the time being.  However anyone wanting to work for AES will need to submit to an exam if they are new to town.  Also any new comers showing any sighs of being sick should be brought in for an exam ASAP.  Should staff numbers pick up we will bring exams back.

HUD SICKNESS: With this being one of the primary RP's for the hospital medical staff right now there are a few things you need to know about it. The patient nor you should ICly know what they have until a full exam and test are ran.  You will need to go over symptoms and depending on the level of medical training your character has would depend on knowing or having an idea of what it is.  But even if you are sure you should still test the patient.  Below are a few things to know about each sickness.  Symptoms, Test and Treatments please read over and use this as a basis when treating a patient.  In any case the only treatment for a HUD illness is antibiotics that ONLY AES staff can get from the vendor.  Please remember that these are antibiotics and need to be signed off by a Doctor (you can NPC this) ANTIBIOTICS SHOULD NEVER BE HANDED OFF TO SOMEONE TO TAKE TO A SICK PERSON.  Unless you're playing a shady character medical personnel would know you never just give out drugs such as antibiotics.  Such as in real-life indiscriminately prescribing broad-spectrum antibiotics leads to emerging strains with developed resistance.

  •  Cholera:  is an infectious disease of the small intestine, typically contracted from infected water supplies and causing severe vomiting and diarrhea. If not treated can be fatal.
    Symptoms can consist of watery diarrhea, vomiting and muscle cramps. Diarrhea can be so severe that it leads to severe dehydration. Sunken eyes, cold skin, decreased skin elasticity, wrinkling of the hands and feet and even the skin may turn bluish-gray due to dehydration. Symptoms start two hours to five days after exposure.
    Diagnosis: A clinical diagnosis may be made by taking a patient history and doing a brief examination. Treatment is usually started without or before confirmation by laboratory analysis. Be sure and get a full list of symptoms from the patient.  At which point you would have an idea what you are dealing with.  The only true way to confirm what you are dealing with in this case you would need to perform a rapid dipstick test to determine the presence of V. cholera.   (Swab of the anal opening - you would send to the lab for results which would be positive for cholera).
    Treatment: You will want to start treating the symptoms as soon as possible dehydration being the biggest threat.  Oral re-hydration therapy is simple to administer by giving the patient water however in severe cases with significant dehydration, intravenous re-hydration may be necessary.  ((We do have saline bags for this very reason)) Finally you will need to give the patient antibiotics to shorten the course of the disease and reduce the severity of the symptoms.  (It takes 3 does of the antibiotics to cure the hud sickness, you can send them all at once, or have the patient stay for 1-3 days giving them a does daily, this is up to you and the patient) ((NOTE: remember you should only give out pills to the person who came in for treatment, otherwise there maybe IC consequence if done otherwise))
  • Dysentery is an infection of the intestines resulting in severe diarrhea with the presence of blood and mucus in the feces.  Dysentery results from viral, bacterial, or parasitic infestations. (We will be treating bacterial since we use antibiotics, unless you want to say they are antivirals or amoebicidal) The bug typically reach the large intestine after entering orally, through ingestion of contaminated food or water.
    Symptoms: Along with severe diarrhea, blood and mucus in the feces the patient may have a fever, abdominal pain, and feeling of constant need to go.  This could lead to dehydration and even weight loss.
    Diagnosis: 
    A clinical diagnosis may be made by taking a history and doing a brief examination. Treatment is usually started without or before confirmation by laboratory analysis. During the physical exam you may find the mouth, skin, and lips may appear dry due to dehydration. Lower abdominal tenderness may also be present. Stool samples are examined to identify the organism causing dysentery.
    Treatment: You will want to start treating the symptoms as soon as possible dehydration being the biggest threat.  Oral re-hydration therapy is simple to administer by giving the patient water however in severe cases with significant dehydration, intravenous re-hydration may be necessary.  ((We do have saline bags for this very reason)) Finally you will need to give the patient antibiotics to shorten the course of the disease and reduce the severity of the symptoms.  (It takes 3 does of the antibiotics to cure the hud sickness, you can send them all at once, or have the patient stay for 1-3 days giving them a does daily, this is up to you and the patient) ((NOTE: remember you should only give out pills to the person who came in for treatment, otherwise there maybe IC consequence if done otherwise))
  • FLU: Influenza aka the flu, is an infectious disease caused by an influenza virus.  Symptoms typically begin two days after exposure to the virus and most last less than a week however the cough could last even longer.  The virus is spread through the air from coughs or sneezes. It can also be spread by touching surfaces contaminated by the virus and then touching the mouth or eyes.  A person may be infectious to others both before and during the time they are showing symptoms.
    Symptoms: Fever, chills, body aches, cough, nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, fatigue, headaches, watery or irritated eyes, redness in eyes, skin, mouth and throat, and sometimes even a rash.
    Diagnosis: It can be difficult to distinguish between the common cold and influenza in the early stages of these infections. Therefore a staff member will need to swipe the inside of the patients nose or the back of the throat with a swab and send to the lab for testing.  Typically these test would not require a blood sample however since the H1nZ can mask the same symptoms AES requires anyone with a fever to submit to a blood draw.
    Treatment: The flu is actually a virus and would require antivirals not antibiotics, however that is what the object/comod we use is called for RP purposes we will say they are antivirals.  As with any illness you start treating the symptoms.  Giving fever reducing meds if severe and then the antivirals (antibiotics) like with the other hud sickness it will take 3 doses to cure.  ((NOTE: remember you should only give out pills to the person who came in for treatment, otherwise there maybe IC consequence if done otherwise))

CAMPING:  This still seems to be an issue.  If you have to go AFK for more than 15 mins. please TP out of the active RP area.  Anyone on the roster who does not respond in a timely fashion rather local or IM's will be TPed by admin off sim, and if it happens again they will be removed from the roster losing time earned.  The hospital is not a place to park and leave your avi as you sleep in real-life either.

RESTRICTED: There are parts of the hospital that are not accessible to just anyone.  At any time there would be staff there to stop someone from going into areas they should not be.

  • 1st Floor:  Intake / Operating Room / Staff Bunks
    The lobby is a common area - this is an area people can wait to be seen or for a friend/family member that is being seen.
    Exam bay: for doing triage and treating patients. Should only be patient and treating staff member in this area.
    EMT Captains office is a new addition to hour hospital.  Being a private office no one should just wonder in.  The door would ICly be locked.
    The OR should only be for staff members and the player who is being treated (patient).
    The bunks on this floor are for staff members only.  Unless they have invited you back icly.
  • 2nd Floor: Meant for staff and patients only!
    The recovery ward is located on the second floor, and only staff and patients should be in that area.  Family/friends of patients may come if allowed by staff member.  ((due to time zones and it is the outbreak we do not have "visitor hours" however staff can stop people at anytime from going up))
    Lab: Only authorized personnel is allowed within the lab due to what is in there, guards are liable to take anyone without permission into custody if found in lab, so stay out!
    Private VIP patient room: this room is for patients either contagious or important.  Not just anyone should be put in this room.  Nor should it be used for resting/healing your hud.
    Jail Cells:  These are used by the AES security team to house criminals, at times of an outbreak of the H1nz virus it is used as a quarantine.
    Morgue: Not much to say about this room, AES does not house the dead unless under extreme cases.  The freezers are now used to store foods.
  • 3rd Floor: Shelter and Offices
    The shelter takes up most of the third floor with a common sitting area, kitchen and even bunks.  The bathrooms do not have running water.  People needing a place to sleep for the night are welcome here.
    Lead doctors office (cash register) is a private room that no one should be in without approval.  These have icly been made the private living quarters of the lead.  OOC you may come in for your pay, or even cam click from other side of wall.  Just remember ICly the doctor is sleeping in there so please do not use it for your personal hangout.
    Security Office: Again this is a private office and should not be used unless you are head of security.  The door would icly remained locked due to what could be in there.

Thanks for taking the time to read over this if you have any questions or concerns please leave a comment.  Also, always looking for new stories if you have one contact the lead or the story weaver team.  Have fun!

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