SETTING THESAURUS

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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
A removable stretcher
Two captain’s chairs or a padded bench seat (which acts as a secondary bed, if needed) along the wall
Cabinets and secure shelving
Drawers (loaded with bandages, medications, syringes, IV solutions and administration sets, examination gloves, spare batteries, ice packs, and fluids for wound irrigation)
Airway supplies, intubation tubes, and portable oxygen tanks
Diagnostic equipment (a blood pressure cuff, a cardiac monitor, a defibrillator)
An intravenous pump
Transportation equipment (narrow back boards, c-collars, splinting equipment, straps)
Electrical outlets
Pressure gauges and air vents
A paramedic running tests and administering treatment
White sheets and light blankets for the stretcher
A paramedic kit that includes basic supplies
An advanced paramedic kit with medications and airway equipment
Metal stretcher clips to hold the bed in place
Swinging metal doors
Bright overhead lighting
Cables
Water bottles
A biohazard waste bin
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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