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Old September 8 2013, 04:26 PM   #28
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Re: Emergency Sickbay Program?

SoM wrote: View Post
Depends - modern nurses are highly trained medical professionals in their own right, and an Emergency Medical Hologram Nurse would be at least comparable to the EMH Doctor in the complexity of integrating a requisite amount of medical knowledge.
Um, no. Modern nurses range from medical assistants with slightly more knowledge than the layman to medical assistants with at least as much knowledge as a doctor. Not all nurses are the same, and it's a false idea to think holo nurses MUST and WILL be only the top end. .

On the other hand, the computer automatically does most of the monitoring/observation/recording that would be done by humans in the modern day. So if by "nurses" all you mean is "someone there to reassure the patients, follow the readouts and apply sticking plast--, uh, use a dermal regenerator" - i.e., stuff that could be done by a lay person anyway - that would be as easy as any other holoprogram, yeah.
As would MOST grades of nurse.


We never get any sign that the EMH Doctor can control multiple holobodies though, even in cases where he's overrun.
Hardware limits on VGR.

Darkwing wrote: View Post
Wouldn't it be easier to have both doctor and patient (at either end of the line) replicated as physical holograms?
First, the doctor would be a hologram on the patient's end, and second, what good does a holographic patient do? I don't grok at all.

Well, Picard explicitly says the bullets are holographic.
And that was tongue in cheek.
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