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0007503Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Healthcarepublic2014-07-19 20:382016-02-03 09:49
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PlatformOSWindowsOS Version7
Product Version0.40.03 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0007503: Medical dwarves don't prioritize stanching blood flow
DescriptionI injured two dwarves in a mining accident in late Moonstone. They were brought to the hospital with all of their limbs broken, and my medical dwarf has been attending to them. Their prognoses were good, as besides the broken limbs they had only bruising.

Now it's late Granite - 3 months later - and they're both suffering from severe blood loss. It's as though they've been steadily bleeding out since they had their accidents.
Steps To ReproduceBreak some dwarves' limbs, 0000003:0000002 places per limb
Allow the survivors medical treatment
Additional InformationDwarf 1 (Ral Agonul)'s medical history:
28 Moonstone brought to rest
7 Opal evaluated
10 opal cleaned
10-11 opal compound fractures repaired x3
11 opal evaluated
11 opal-5 obsidian sutures x6
12 obsidian limbs set x6
13 obsidian-27 obsidian dressing x4
Still requires:
    4x dressing
    2x traction
    6x immobilization
Severe Blood Loss

27 Moonstone brought to rest
27 moonstone evaluated
3 opal cleaned
3-4 opal compound fractures repaired x3
4 opal evaluated
5 opal-10 obsidian sutures x8
17-18 obsidian limbs set x8
19 obsidian-5 granite dressing x5
Still requires:
    6x dressing
    3x traction
    8x immobilization
Severe Blood Loss
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Attached Files

- Relationships
related to 0000094confirmedToady One Injured dwarves not recovered, ignored by doctors, and/or don't get food/water 
related to 0005245confirmedFootkerchief The smaller the creature, the more easily it bleeds to death from dismemberment, burns, etc. 
related to 0008137confirmedFootkerchief Cartilage lacks HEALING_RATE; noses and ears bleed forever and don't get treated 
related to 0004498confirmedFootkerchief Dwarves with lingering medical problems 
has duplicate 0007924resolvedDwarfu Dwarves bleeding to death due to minor wounds: severely aggravating 

-  Notes
Button (reporter)
2014-07-20 10:33

Both dwarves did eventually die from bleeding out, 4 months after sustaining their injuries.
clanl (reporter)
2014-07-20 10:36

Do you have enough cloth for wounds to be dressed? Do you have a separate wound dresser, or do your doctors all have all health labors enabled?
Button (reporter)
2014-07-20 23:07

I had more than enough cloth.

I only had one medical dwarf at the time, with all medical labors enabled. I turned off all his non-medical labors though, so he was doctoring full time.

I know that with multiple doctors my miners probably would have survived, but it seems to me that if medical dwarves will prioritize repairing fractures and setting limbs while their patients are literally bleeding to death, that's a bug.
clanl (reporter)
2014-07-21 03:59

I'd call it an oversight or lack of feature; but yeah, it would be nice to see the system improved. Though I think it'd be cool if only skilled doctors can prioritize their work properly.
Mopsy (reporter)
2014-08-24 12:21
edited on: 2014-08-25 06:29

For my part, I'd call minor wounds (as in 0007924, for example) not clotting and healing on their own (absent infection, syndromes, etc.) a bug in creature physiology, not a flaw in health care. The descriptions at 0007924 and 0008137 make it sound like this might be specific to small body parts, like ears and noses. I vaguely remember reading something on the forum about editing raws to avoid that problem, but I can't find the post.

Edit: Over at 0008137, fortunawhisk wrote that problems like this are (sometimes) due to certain tissue types (such as cartilage, which should be present in noses and ears) not having healing rates specified in the raws.

Button (reporter)
2014-08-24 17:34

I do think that something changed physiology to keep wounds bleeding; but it's definitely not localized to small body parts. The only injuries my dwarves suffered for the initial report were to their limbs.
Button (reporter)
2015-01-22 09:17

I have another save with this issue here, in 0.40.23: [^]

The dwarf Mosus Balducim has cuts in only his hair and scalp, but is now Pale and suffering Severe Blood Loss. When he was originally injured, he went to the hospital and was Evaluated and Cleaned, but was not diagnosed as needing any additional treatment. The skin of every cut is Infected, and the hair is Torn Apart.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2014-07-19 20:38 Button New Issue
2014-07-20 10:33 Button Note Added: 0027032
2014-07-20 10:36 clanl Note Added: 0027033
2014-07-20 23:07 Button Note Added: 0027103
2014-07-21 03:59 clanl Note Added: 0027118
2014-07-21 21:49 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0000094
2014-08-09 11:46 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0005245
2014-08-09 11:47 Footkerchief Relationship added has duplicate 0007924
2014-08-09 15:08 Dwarfu Issue Monitored: ShNitZulll
2014-08-24 12:21 Mopsy Note Added: 0029584
2014-08-24 12:24 Mopsy Issue Monitored: Mopsy
2014-08-24 17:34 Button Note Added: 0029593
2014-08-25 06:29 Mopsy Note Edited: 0029584 View Revisions
2014-08-25 07:45 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0008137
2015-01-22 09:17 Button Note Added: 0032039
2015-12-25 18:03 lethosor Relationship added related to 0004498
2016-02-03 09:49 Button Tag Attached: Save Included

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