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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