I'm still working on a short story series revolving around a resistance cell who fight against an oppressive, dystopian government. To make a long story short, they use a popular hotel chain as a front and are hiding POWs who were placed in medically induced comas (same as my protagonist). Unlike my protagonist though, who mostly recovered from muscle atrophy while walking with a cane, these patients were kept in comas for far longer, even going so far as years even. And until they fully recover, they're kept hidden in hotel rooms while a doctor and nurse help them.

What are the bare minimum of equipment, medical supplies, drugs, etc. needed to help them recover?


closed as off-topic by elemtilas, Arkenstein XII, Chickens are not cows, Dubukay, Nathan Hopp Jul 3 at 0:47

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  • $\begingroup$ At the very basic, probably just a feeding tube and a tray to catch urine/poop. There are many diverse effects for people in a coma. Unless you have specific issues, like they can't breath, or this/that organ isn't working properly, it can be very bare bones. $\endgroup$ – Shadowzee Jul 2 at 1:54
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    $\begingroup$ How does this relate to the fundamental nature of a fictional world, rather than the exigencies of the story you're writing? Am voting to close for that reason. $\endgroup$ – elemtilas Jul 2 at 2:12
  • $\begingroup$ Are these folks still in comas or are they just super weak from having been in a coma? $\endgroup$ – Willk Jul 2 at 2:21
  • $\begingroup$ Hi Nathan, this is a cool premise but we'll need a little bit more information to answer it coherently. Willk's point is especially relevant, but in order to answer it I suspect we'll need a time frame (how long) in order to minimize equipment, otherwise you'll get answers that use less equipment but take longer vs high-tech, intensive efforts that work much more quickly but require a lot. I've voted to place your question on hold so you don't get swamped with unhelpful answers before you get a chance to edit your question. $\endgroup$ – Dubukay Jul 2 at 3:36
  • $\begingroup$ You might want to check out our sister site Medical Sciences for this. Their subject scope appears to be a reasonable fit for this question. We can migrate your question if you'd like; if so, "flag" the question for moderator attention and request migration (and specify the target site). $\endgroup$ – a CVn Jul 2 at 5:45