IVs, Autoinjectors and PAKs - Medical - United Task Force (UNITAF) Arma 3

IVs, Autoinjectors and PAKs

UNITAF / Arma 3 / Medical Procedures

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Autoinjector Effect Time in the system
Morphine Decreases the blood viscosity, suppress pain 30 minutes
Epinephrine Raises the heart rate of the patient, increases the chance to recover consciousness 2 minutes
Adenosine Lowers the heart rate and blood pressure 2 minutes



Note: Morphine stays much longer in the system compared to other medications, while it stays in the system for 30 minutes, one can be used every 15 minutes or so - if required.


Saline, plasma and blood

  • All three restore the volume of liquid in the blood stream.
  • As a result blood pressure is raised for all of them. 
  • Use the appropriate amount depending on the situation (heavy loss of blood, blood pressure too low).
  • They come in three different volumes.
  • There is no difference between them and IVs will always be referred to blood.

Important: IVs will not work on limbs that have a tourniquet applied, they also require you to stay in the same area with the patient.


Personal Aid Kit (PAK)

A PAK is used to fully heal someone it removes any injury, restores vitals to a stable state and reset the medical history, clears all medication in the system. It is useful for serious injuries whereby the patient has a great number of wounds.

  • It’s use is limited to senior medical staff (Squad Medics, Platoon Medics)
  • Combat life savers can use it, although special conditions must be met - namely, the CLS and his patient need to be in a medical vehicle or a medical facitility.
  • You need to stabilise the patient before using PAK.
    • Make sure he is not bleeding (tourniquets will do)
    • Has no torso or head wounds
    • Has pulse.
  • PAK is consumed on use.

UNITAF Standard Operating Proceedure (SOP) is adapted from two primary source materials - in addition to our own experience and past learnings:
US Army Techniques Publication, Infantry Platoon and Squad (ATP 3-21.8) ->view online
Dyslexi's Tactics, Techniques, & Procedures for Arma 3 (TTP3) -> view online

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