side sim - When to be Concerned

Posted Sept. 24, 2021, 9:36 p.m. by Lieutenant Senek (Chief Medical Officer) (Nicole Cline)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Bethany Kovra Gadi (Chief of Security) in side sim - When to be Concerned

Posted by Lieutenant Senek (Chief Medical Officer) in side sim - When to be Concerned

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Bethany Kovra Gadi (Chief of Security) in side sim - When to be Concerned
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“Alright 2 laps, the whole ship. Take the access ladders in the jefferies tubes junctions. No turbolifts. You need to be familiar on how to move around the ship, whether we have full power or not. Emergencies don’t just happen in the corridors and main locations around the ship.” Her crew took off, some jogging at a steady pace, others making a race out of it. Asimov might be small, but they would learn as she increased the laps and changed the order that steady endurance was more important. Bethany couldn’t outmatch some of the faster ones in a dead sprint, but she had a longer endurance than all of them, except for a few. Gadi followed behind them to observe and keep an eye on the stragglers. Sometimes it was laziness, sometimes it was because this kind of activity wasn’t where their physical strength lay.

It was obvious that in this case it was the later. It was the breathing that was getting them. No one had taken the time to teach them how to breath properly while their body demanded increased oxygen intake. She stayed with them for the entire run, even though her own heart rate was already increasing, urging her to increase her speed and lengthen her stride. Two laps of every deck, and climbing up and down the tubes got them all a solid work out. “Alright walk two laps around this deck and then mandatory stretching.”

“I bet the chief is gonna make us do yoga,” one officer mumbled. “Can’t stand that stuff, who can actually do that?” Bethany snorted, “Yeah no, Xylic, you don’t get off so easy. Nope, we’ll be doing Andorian weapons stretches. Don’t cut yourself.”

Two hours later, Bethany was walking the decks, doing her own rounds. Light jogging alternating with walking. Her heart rate still wouldn’t come down. She could feel it, racing for no reason, when her body should, for the most part, be at rest. This particular day, instead of a solid hour of Vulcan meditation, she went to sickbay. Something was wrong. Maybe it was too much coffee?

Walking into sickbay she looked around and grabbing the attention of the first nurse that passed. “Is the doc available? My heart rate is elevated and won’t come down.”

Gadi, CoS

“You can have a seat right over there,” the nurse, NE Mickey said, pointing to a biobed. “And Doctor Senek will be out in just a moment to help you.” she said, and then she disappeared into the sickbay, towards the CMO’s office.

A few moments later, Senek appeared, heading towards Gadi. “You told the nurse your heart rate won’t go down?” She asked. She remembered this was the check-in she’d done with the slightly elevated heart rate and blood pressure, though she had written the symptoms off as nerves. She was not expecting Gadi back so soon. “Are there other symptoms, or just the one?” She asked, trying to gather more information as she picked up a medical scanner. She assumed either the CoS was still simply nervous, or intaking too much caffeine. Wasn’t that a human trait? Addiction to coffee? She’d seen it a number of times already in her time among humans.

~ Lt Senek, CMO

“We’ve increased the training routines in security, but it’s been 6 hours and my heart is still racing and it should not be.” Bethany made sure to breath slowly and deeply but it didn’t seem to help. Were there other symptoms....”Actually I believe the rapid heart rate actually started before I started our run this morning, but no other symptoms that I’ve noticed.”

Gadi, CoS

“Six hours?” Senek asked, taking new scans. “Are you sure you aren’t just nervous? You are as new to this ship as I am,” Senek said. With no other symptoms, anxiety was the most likely outcome, and so in typical Vulcan fashion, the only diagnosis on Senek’s radar. Just to be sure, she checked the scan results, looking for anything abnormal that could explain a heightened heart rate. Anything abnormal at all.

~ Lt Senek, CMO

Bethany looked at her, and raised a very Vulcanesk single eye-brow. “Doctor, I’m a security chief, with a back ground in psychology and intelligence. If I was prone to anxiety and fits of nerves it would have been noted in my file before now. It would also have been a red mark on my record and disqualified me for such positions. Nor would I have been able to make the rank of Lt Cmdr by the age of 28.”

Gadi, CoS

“I don’t mean to offend, but perhaps an anxiety condition could have been triggered by such positions? Human emotions are rather fragile, are they not?” Senek suggested. Reading the scan results, she saw nothing indicative of a heightened heart rate. “There are no physical signs to indicate your symptoms. In the past, that would indicate a psychological cause.” She insisted. Finding herself slightly irritated by the woman’s insistence that there had to be another cause, she took a deep breath. “Have you tried meditation?”

~ Lt Senek, CMO

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