During spars, raids, or just running around the Caverns messing with things, a Master may become injured.. if you are present, offer to help. This page is going to try to cover all the wounds and such to help you through this.
- sterilized needles,
- tem thread, sinew thread: The sinew thread does not dissolve, the tem thread does, therefore the tem is used for the deep wounds
- a basin of HOT water very hot
- rep cloths
- bandages, many sizes, not like modern day bandages, but those which are torn from cloth into strips and secured by either tucking in, tying or whatever way desired, but remember, No BAND-AIDS on Gor
- a bowl polished quickly and checked for flaws
for a spar or raid, you have time to get out the supplies and lay them out on the furs of the Masters. BE PREPARED, use a tray to get the supplies needed, and do NOT get the water until the Master is there before you to be healed. That way the water stays hot.
when healing, do quick, the pouring, and then add the herbs to the paga used, stirring and testing it.
ALSO, remember to place the searing rod into the hot coals, to heat slowly.
ALWAYS offer kanda leaves
set out the supplies on each of the Masters furs, fill the basins with scalding hot water, to help clean the wounds and sterilize the area, after cleaning, smear kanda salve around the wound, not into it, to numb the area.
- have the iron put into the fires just in case a searing is needed.
- if the wound punctures the deeper tissues and even any organs, use the tem thread in the needles, assure the punctured organ or tissues are straight again and stitch, close short stitches.
tem thread WILL dissolve, so use it for any deeper inner wounds, and sinew for outer wounds.
before stitching the outside, to make sure there are no "bleeders", small vessels, veins, etc that are "torn" apart and bleeding a great amount, if there are, you must stitch those together, this is very hard long process, but it has to be done. clean the blood which flows from it after done stitching, to assure the blood is flowing freely through the vein with no leakage.
- stitch then the outer wound using sinew threaded needle. *NOTE* to thread a needle, ALWAYS put the ends together, thread them through, then upon the first stitch, bring the needle through the loop on the other end, this will assure it is held tight.*
- On the way down, stitch across the previous stitches, evenly. do no more stitches then absolutely necessary. If the area treated is near muscles or joints, makes sure the stitches are closer together, as they will be put through more vigorous use.
- Tie off the thread and slide a bit of the thread beneath the stitches to keep from pulling them out. salve with kanda, and bandage. After a day, the kanda should have had enough time to heal the wound, many times its much less, as in the books, the kanda works quickly.
- regardless of the wound type, place paga in the bowl, add the healing herbs and give to the Master to drink.
- If the wound is very deep and severe, use the searing rod after checking for "bleeders".
- Clean the wound, try to slow the bleeding, stitch any inner wounds, and then pick up the iron from the fires and apply only the very tip to the skin, AFTER holding the wound together evenly. Follow a line along the wound, searing it closed.
- This is VERY painful, so salve before and after, but DO NOT bandage, as it needs the air to heal it.
- During raids and spars, many bones can be broken. These are easy to fix, and heal well if set right.
- Clean the blood from the nostrils and around the nose. When done, place your fingers to the bridge of the nose, grasping it gently move the tip until you feel the bone adjust back into position. using a piece of bandage, tape it over the bridge to hold it. using small pieces of cloth, pack the nostrils to control the bleeding and keep the swelling from cutting off the air flow totally. remove the packing after the bleeding has stopped.
- reset the bone, holding above the break and below, slowly sliding fingers down until you feel the break. hold just above it, but close enough to feel the bone again join, wrap it fairly tight, but not enough to close off circulation. if you can put your two fingers between the arm and bandage, its fine. with a shoulder wound, wrap over the shoulder, crossways over the chest to the back and up again. may use a sling, but doubtful Masters will use it.
- for these, the care is the same, but you use a lath on either side of the leg/ankle to hold it sturdy and you may have to use the crutch for Them to get around. advise Them to stay off it for the rest of the day, if possible.
ANY time there are broken bones, there is the possibility of compound, or more then one break..Treat these the same, but double wrap to assure each break is set and stays. ALWAYS check a break to make sure the bone did not penetrate the skin, then you must sterilize and repair first the bone, then the gaping wound. Treat the wound as you do a deep cut.
- grasp the area ABOVE the joint that is displaced, and below FIRMLY. pull in opposite directions, you will hear a "pop" and this will signify the bones are back in place. wrap it to make sure the tendons and muscles heal around it firmly.
- to do such, you need Another Who has the same blood type, a supple green reed, two needles, tape. Check the person wounds, care for them first. If the P/person is pale, skin damp, small eye centers, unresponsive, and bleeding profusely, He/She may need blood transferred from One to Another. have the Person GIVING the blood, at a higher place then the Other needing it. place a needle on each end, taping it securely. put a bandage tight around the upper arm, making the vein in the inner elbow more visable. clean the inner elbow and slide the needle into the vein, making sure you hold up the other end of the reed. tape the needle in the arm to hold it, then clamp the reed to hold the blood in while you place a bandage tight on the upper arm of the person RECEIVING the transferrence. when you have the needle put into the vein, unclamp it and the blood will flow freely. DO NOT allow Anyone receiving or giving blood transferrence to stand right after, give EACH juice, doesnt matter which, larma, redfruit, anything.
in the medical alcove, on the shelf, is the updated listing of Who in GDC has allergies to kanda, blood types, etc. look it over, and memorize the allergy but still always ask anyways.
- these dont really need much of anything done, mayhaps some wrapping for a few days and keep the foot elevated to prevent swelling.
- comfort the sister/brother branded, use kanda salve on the wound, do not cover it but for the first day for burns need to have air to heal. the pain will fade right after the salve is applied, and the healing will be fairly quickly. as the books have stated, kanda salve is a FAST healer.
ALWAYS check the wounds daily, never let a day go by where you do not, else it could mean the life of a Master/Mistress. change the bandages, resalve, if necessary.
cut off the end of the arrow, if protruding, pull the shaft back through the wound, check for bleeders, if there, stitch, if not, stitch the outer wound after salving. One cannot tell the type of blade if its imbedded, so be very careful, because if you pull the arrow out, not knowing, it could cause more damage, so then its best to cut the shaft close to the wound, then using a sharp shell, follow the blades along, widening the wound, and slowly withdraw the blade. you will probably have bleeders then, stitch them, AFTER cleaning the wound. Which reminds siren, NEVER touch a weapon, even a blade, use a cloth or something and put it in boiling water after.
the arrows on Gor are different from earths. some if you do that, will cause much more damage because of the way the "prongs" some may have