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Post 28 - Un-Boxing Match

Posted on Sun Feb 16th, 2020 @ 8:54pm by Lieutenant Commander T'Laruk Akaigan & Lieutenant Róisín Hughes
Edited on on Mon Feb 17th, 2020 @ 1:00am

Mission: Episode 0 - War Games
Location: Sickbay
Timeline: Mission Day 01 - 1330 hours
Tags: Sickbay, T'Laruk, Hughes

"Can ye pass tha' one this way?" asked Rosheen over the sound of heavy metal music.

T'Laruk did so before opening a box of his own. "Have you informed the EMH as to the logic and merits of your filing system yet? We don't want a repeat of the Pelican, now do we?" He hastily ducked as she threw a hypospray at him. "Hey, it's not my fault if he rearranges all of Sickbay again."

They both laughed. "Ah'm no' making tha' mistake twice, lad," she said with a grin. It had taken weeks to undo that particular mistake. "I've sent another essay to Starfleet Medical abou' the efficiency hike, but they're not havin' it."

"I wouldn't expect them to, you know," said T'Laruk, "but between you and me, I think both their system and yours are equally logical. Don't get me wrong," he added hastily as she wound up with another hypospray, "it's just that their system makes more sense for transport and yours makes more sense for actually running a Sickbay."

"Tha's wha' Ah'm tryna tell 'em," said Rosheen, throwing up her hands in defeat, "bu' they nevah listen."

Rosheen had first realized that there was a certain logic to sorting things differently than Starfleet recommended during a certain training exercise at Starfleet Medical during the Dominion War. To make a long essay short, it made more sense to organize things in Sickbay based not on what they did, but when they were used. For example, you could put all the tools that were used in surgery in one place instead of leaving them in their Starfleet-designated locations, and in the event that you need to perform surgery, you could pick up a single tray rather than running around grabbing tools - while it usually didn't save any more than 20-30 seconds, in the event that 20-30 seconds meant possibly saving a life, especially when issues of triage became relevant, it was an invaluable difference.

"All the same, I think we're about done here," T'Laruk said as he finished putting the last hypospray away. "Sickbay is officially stocked."

"Good thing, too. I think it's abou' time for dinner," commented Rosheen as she finished stacking cortical stimulators. Sure enough, her stomach chose that moment to grumble its complaint about being empty.

"Dinner it is, then," said T'Laruk with a laugh.


A Mission Post by

Cmdr T'Laruk Akaigan
Ship's Counselor
USS Apollo

Cmdr Rosheen Hughes
Assistant Chief Medical Officer
USS Apollo

 

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