ArmA 3 - ACE 3 Basic Medical Guide

2.1 Basic Medical Guide

When hit, units start to lose blood depending on the severity of their wounds. Once the level of blood falls below a certain threshold, the unit will fall unconscious and eventually die. Units will also fall unconscious when sustaining large amounts of damage at once or from high amounts of pain.

2.1.1 Wounds, bandages and medications Wounds

It’s pretty straightforward compared to advanced, you only have two types of wounds.

  • YELLOW: Small - medium sized wound, a single bandage is usually enough.
  • RED: Large wound, 2 or more bandages are usually needed. Bandages

  • All of them have the same effect. Tourniquet

  • Serves no use in basic IVs

  • Blood: Restores the blood of the patient
  • Saline: Serves no use in basic
  • Plasma: Serves no use in basic

Use the appropriate amount depending on the situation (low / heavy loss of blood) (250, 500 or 1 000 mL) Autoinjectors

  • Morphine: Removes pain
  • Epinephrine: Wakes up the patient
  • Atropine: Serves no use in basic
  • Adenosine: Serves no use in basic

2.1.2 Treating the patient

Step 1: Is the patient responsive?

  • Yes: Ask him if he has wounds / he is in pain.
  • No: Go to step 2.

Step 2: Is the patient wounded?

  • Yes: Treat the wounds and go to step 3.
  • No: Skip this step.

Step 3: Is the patient in pain?

  • Yes: Give him morphine.
  • No: Skip this step.

Step 4: Did the patient lose a lot of blood?

  • Yes: Give blood via IV.
  • No: Go to step 5.
  • No and patient responsive: You’re done.

Step 5
If at this point the patient is still not back on its feet it’s time to use an epinephrine Autoinjector.

2.1.3 Additional information

  • If the revive system is in place your character will not die until the revive timer is at 0. Even if a tank shoots your ass off an epinephrine shot will bring you back up after your wounds are treated. (The timer is invisible and may vary from mission to mission, it also depends on the amount of lives remaining you have.)
  • You can’t overdose in basic medical.

2.1.4 Additional Video Resources