|Stardate: 92709||Inspection of S.S. Kihai||Report Submitted: LT S'Slaask|
TRANSLATION PROGRAM: ACTIVE
As requested by Deep Space 13 Operations, Deep Space 13 Medical conducted a Health and Safety Inspection of the SS Kihai. It is the opinion of this officer that the vessel in question meets or exceeds the Federation guidelines for civilian starship medical facilities. Furthermore, no legal or ethical irregularities were noted during the inspection. The full results are as follows.
|o | PERSONNEL
o | COMPLIMENTo | MEDICAL SUPPLIES
The SS Kihai has a total crew compliment of 41, of which 14 (34%) are designed medical. While the percentage of medical personnel is more than adequate, additional staffing would allow the ship to function to a fuller potential. The maximum crew capacity for a vessel of this class is 150 persons.o | TRAINING
Of the 14 medical personnel, six (43%) are physicians of differing specialties, four (29%) are nurses, two (14%) are medical researchers, and two (14%) are medical equipment technicians. The ship's Captain is also a physician by trade, but it is unclear if she actively practices aboard. While the number of personnel is adequate and the varied physician specialization allows the Kihai crew to handle a wide array of cases, an increase in nursing and technician staff would allow for more patients to be treated simultaneously.
o | MATERIALSo | MEDICAL FACILITIES
While the current stock of medical supplies does not meet Starfleet Medical standards, it does surpass the civilian medical inventory guidelines set forth by the Federation Transport Union. With regular access to adequate restocking facilities, it is likely that a proper inventory will be maintained. Kihai also utilizes an extensive onboard hydroponics bay to maintain a self-sustaining compliment of mid-grade supplementary medicinals, which may or may not serve to prolong the minimum time between resupply stops.x | ACCESSIBILITY
Access to medical supplies is limited to the Captain and two non-medical crewmembers. Inventory is distributed by the Captain, by hand, to the medical staff as-needed, and the medical staff utilizes a near-modern medical inventory system in sickbay. While this method of supply access seems adequate to ensure that supplies remain inaccessible by unauthorized personnel, it is antiquated by Federation standards and prone to error. Reliance on individual locks and limited codes means that medical personnel are unable to access potentially needed supplies in the event that the three non-medical crewmembers with access are unavailable. Despite the lack of security concern, an upgraded access system is strongly recommended in case of emergency.
o | EQUIPMENTo | PREPAREDNESS
Medical diagnostic, treatment, and surgical equipment are in adequate supply and, while slightly dated, remain functional and acceptable for modern use.o | ACCOMMODATIONS
Kihai is equipped with sixteen diagnostic biobeds, two surgical platforms, and four surgical pods. The facility is able to support a maximum of thirty-two non-ambulatory critical patients, while underway. Provisions exist for an additional eighteen non-critical patients. This is approximately triple the standard patient capacity for a vessel of the class.
o | EQUIPMENT
While standard detection and containment equipment (including a single isolation chamber) are present, Kihai is only capable of quarantining two patients at a time for a prolonged period. Six hours is the listed maximum isolation time in the event that quarantine is required for all thirty-two critical patients.o | PROCEDURES
The staff appears trained and knowledgeable on emergency procedures, and questions regarding quarantine procedures, contingencies, and hazardous materials were answered readily.
Physician, Deep Space 13
TRANSLATION PROGRAM: INACTIVE