There's an upcoming change that's going to slightly affect medical play-style for everyone, and seriously for the medic. So, I think it's probably important to share that ahead of time, and follow the advice an old man once told me: "Oi, give that a good swallow, would ya?".
CPR and Defibs will no longer result in 100% waking up
Currently being resuscitated also means becoming concious. This update will be removing this. There is a chance to wake up on resuscitation, with that chance affected by vitals and stability. On public this chance is much higher given the nature of respawn, and the uncertainty of medic presence. There's a couple of other factors that will affect the chance, too.
You will remain stable upon successful resuscitation, just the unconscious element will have to be addressed by solving the underlying condition(s) - thus getting the medic a bit more involved through out the night, and increasing the difficulty of having someone in a serious state.
If we have a few occasions where we have a few unconscious for quite some time, I'll look into introducing medication (amantadine) that can be used to wake people up - but at the moment, I don't feel like this will be necessary.
Goodbye PAK, hello Surgical Team
It's been on my wish list for a long time now, and with the good stability out of the medical system, I think it's time to get rid of it for operations. It will remain on public, for the time being. Basically, when you get shot, you should suffer from it. We go through some real tough shit, and walk away with it all the time, and I'm trying to get a good balance between it being fun, being realistic, and really putting the fear into your pants when you get shot at.
This system is broken up into two parts.
Medical Facility - Surgical Team
In your traditional brick and mortar medical facility, or well equipped spacious medical tent, we have access now to a surgical team, allocated to us for our deployment. However, due to budgetary reasons and commitments elsewhere in the conflicts, we have a limited number of gurneys made available to us.
When you CASEVAC back a patient to the facility, there will be an option under advanced treatments in the medical menu, to hand over patient. This will almost instantaneously hand the patient over to staff. The patient will go into a particular animation (and unconscious if concious beforehand). Once handed over, they are in the care of the staff, and will not die (unless you relocated them, then they absolutely will). After X amount of time, varied upon how severe they are, and who handed them over, they will wake up fully revitalised and ready to roll. This is currently capped at the 3 minute mark.
The amount of remaining gurneys will be viewable under the diary for the mission. The amount available will change for many factors, but they are quite limited. I will be writing an override, so the mission maker can make it more or less limited, if they wished.
The only people able to hand over a patient currently are: Platoon Medic, Platoon Commander, Platoon Sergeant, Helicopter Pilot/Crew, and CSM. The goal here is to not have to pull off the medic from the front-line, with that becoming prohibitive to the enjoyment of everyone else. Ideally it'll be the sergeant and one other most of the time, and during the time they're under care, they can sort out logistics.
Medical Tent - Field Surgery
It would be a bit weird to hand over a patient to a surgical team, if you were inside a medical tent. So for these scenarios, the Platoon Medic will have the option to conduct Field Surgery instead. This will require an item, of which is consumed on use (same style as the Suture Kit). Probably will be a surgical mask. This will be a very limited stack, with no resupply option.
The time it takes to conduct Field Surgery will be shortened by how severe they are. Whilst under Field Surgery they will not require CPR. The way it's conducted will be similiar to how PAKs are currently done.
When this rolls out, the maximum times the medical tent can be deployed will removed. You'll once more be able to deploy it at your leisure, with the hindrance being the time to unpack/pack it, and the limited amount of Field Surgery you can do.
Mission Makers will be able to set placed buildings as Field Tents, via an attribute. Similar to how you currently set one as a medical facility.
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