CMO Lieutenant Jorvan Tav

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CMO Lieutenant Jorvan Tav

Postby Bryan White » Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:33 am

Chief Medical Officer’s Log, Stardate 70618.1 (ST:E 11408.14)
The first of the casualties from Space Station Telthis are on their way to Atlantis, and to my care. Meanwhile, Ensign Deki, Lieutenant Herthe and Ensign Kru have been stabilized, though I am now preparing Ensign Kru for surgery due to the effects of the decompression sickness. I expect the operation to take approximately one hour.
I expect further decompression sickness cases along with the usual mission injuries as we return our crewmembers and bring victims of the Telthis sinking aboard Atlantis.
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Chief Medical Officer’s Log, Stardate 70618.4 (ST:E 11408.14)
I have completed surgery on Ensign Kru. It took longer than I expected, two hours instead of one. However, we have completely removed all signs of decompression sickness. As a precaution, I have moved him into a decompression chamber for the next two hours to make sure there are no more air bubbles in his body that we need to address. After release, he will be required to stay in his quarters for a two-day recovery.
Ensign Deki and Lieutenant Hearthe have been released to return to their quarters as well for the next twenty-eight hours. During their time in Sickbay, there were no complications, and they will both be able to return to duty after 28 hours.
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Tav sat in his chair a moment, taking in the feeling of sanctuary he always had in his office. Just a window away was the rest of Sickbay, where nurses and aides quickly scurried to get Sickbay ready for what was to come. Somehow, it seemed there was a tension in the air, as there was when they faced patients with compression and decompression issues. As far as medicine had come in the thousands of years since dentists had first started working to improve peoples’ health during the Roman Empire on Earth or the Deklar Dynasty on Trill; despite the fact that diseases today were no big deal that decades ago would have been sure death sentences… injury and illness due to compression and decompression were always hazy.
And Tav knew that, with a station falling into a star, there were sure to be more patients injured by decompression.
It was interesting; while most humanoids lived their lives around one atmosphere and were comfortable and happy to stay at such air pressures, there were always those who wanted to see and experience, or profit from, what would be found in places inhospitable to humanoids. Tav couldn’t think of a place more deadly than in the Corona or photosphere of a star.
And the Telthis mining operation had chosen just such a place to do business. Now, he was afraid, it would have some not-so-nice effects for their business… and their lives.
Tav shook his head to himself, before standing up and heading out to check on the progress in Sickbay cleaning up for the next round of patients, the first of whom were just now on their ascent from the station to Atlantis in those “crush cans”.
Crush cans. Wow. Jorvan had had a great interest in submersible vehicles on different planets with oceans. His favorite had been the Bajorans who had created something very similar to these crush cans, able to sink into their oceans tens of thousands of meters over a millennia ago. Many species had built these vessels for exploration and combat, but the Bajorans had built them for a reason that many other worlds had passed up: Transport. By transporting things that needed to be kept cool more than five hundred meters below the surface of the water, the Bajorans had discovered that they didn’t need to refrigerate entire transports, and they had decided that this more than made up economically for the added time it took to transport these things. Earth had used submarines mostly for combat and somewhat for exploration in the early years, with that trend reversing in their 21st century. On many worlds in the Federation, it had been submersible vehicles that had paved the way to space-faring vehicles.
But these crush cans took it to a whole new level. Not only were they falling into depths and pressures so much greater than those of the deepest oceans on any planet, but they also had to deal with the intense heat of entering a star. Essentially, the Telthis had designed a vehicle to be placed a pressure cooker that had been turned up to ten times its highest setting, and keep a person inside from cooking. It was truly amazing. And they did it by allowing their vehicles to be crushed.
Tav rechecked his monitor and saw that the next group of evacuees would be arriving in a couple minutes. He headed out into Sickbay to make sure it would be ready in time.

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Deafening Silence

Postby Bryan White » Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:00 am

With as much as was going on outside the doors of Sickbay, Jorvan should have been seeing more activity. It was simply too quiet.

He looked around at the medical teams that were standing around, waiting for patients to treat. There were already two teams waiting at the main shuttlebay, and they were twiddling their thumbs at the moment.

With the station in a location where the pressure around the station was 1,750 times the normal air pressure at Starfleet Headquarters, Jorvan knew that someone had to come back sick. It was only a matter of time. The longer people spent on the station at that depth, the more likely it was, since he doubted that anyone had done anything to keep the pressure inside the station comfortably low as it descended... especially that far.

With no one in Sickbay, and the facility now ready for anything, Tav decided the best place to be was the shuttle bay, to be ready to triage and get any patients where they needed to go.

He headed that way.

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Re: CMO Lieutenant Jorvan Tav

Postby Bryan White » Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:40 am

Stardate 70673.2 (11409.03)

So far, the casualties of the station's descent into the gas giant had been downright minimal. To call it a relief was certainly an understatement. Sure, there had been some small amount of challenge in a couple of the patients, but it was nothing compared to the trauma that dropping a huge box into fifty times the atmosphere at Starfleet HQ could set off. The miners were prepared, that was for sure.

Tav finished treating the miners in his care and sent them to join up with the rest of the miners who were now aboard Atlantis, and prepared Sickbay for any further casualties.

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Re: CMO Lieutenant Jorvan Tav

Postby Bryan White » Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:18 pm

With little going on in Sickbay, the medical console on the Bridge was a much better vantage point to see all that was going on. Sure, Jorvan could access this information from his desk, but this was still much better. He was where the action was taking place and where the decisions were being made.

Jorvan missed being on the bridge from his days in Science. Truth be told, though, Lieutenant Wright was, by far, outperforming his work at the same post, so he was certainly not disappointed to see her in the role.

When Doctor Carre had left unexpectedly, the Admiral had asked Jorvan to take over. It was an easy decision, since Tav had had a lifetime as a doctor. With that lifetime as a doctor, he had decided to minor in medicine, since he could pretty much pass the classes in his sleep. He had entered Science for something a bit different, but had jumped at the chance to be the Chief Medical Officer.

For the first several months in his post, Tav had spent the majority of his time in Sickbay. When Sickbay was busy, it was a great place to be. Without patients to take care of, things got quiet there quickly. You could only recalibrate the tricorders so many times. There were always experiments to run, but as the chief, Tav was supposed to let his staff handle the things they could and only jump in when needed. Any nurse could recalibrate a tricorder... or most children, for that matter.

So Jorvan had decided to head back to the bridge. He had arrived just in time to watch the Telthis level off where they were going to try to attach new balloons to keep it afloat. Now, Tav couldn't wait to see them attach the balloons by reverting to twenty-second century technology and lobbing the balloons at the station using magnetic grapplers. Successful or not, there was no doubt it would be interesting.

Jorvan turned around a moment to check on the status in Sickbay. He must have done that a thousand times since he had come to the bridge just a few hours ago, and like the last time, the time before that and the first time he had checked, there was nothing new in Sickbay.

Returning his attention to the viewscreen, Tav listened and watched as the mission to attach the new balloons began.

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