In your first operation, you?ll have to patch up someone who was injured in a car accident. You begin by cleaning up the wound, and patching up any smaller wounds. Then it?s time to move on to the bigger injuries, which in this case are shards of glass that have become lodged in the victim?s chest. All procedures are handled through the use of the touch screen, with all the tools you need lined up along the side. Clicking on one of the icons turns the stylus into that tool; so choosing the scalpel turns it into a scalpel. Each tool uses the stylus in a different way. Using the scalpel let?s you cut into patients with a slash, while stitching up wounds requires you to draw the ?thread? across the wound. Some tools, like the suction tube or syringes, require you to move fluids through the tube by running the stylus along the pipe.
No operation is ever easy. In the case of the accident victim, it turned out that a few shards had gone deeper, meaning you have to open up the patient and remove some shards. Adding to the already high-pressure situation, every operation is timed in two ways. In addition to a timer, you also have to monitor the patient?s vital signs. If you allow the vital signs to get too out of whack (which is influenced through stresses you put on the patient?s body, namely screwing up the procedure), then it?s game over. Patient?s never truly die however, as a more experienced surgeon will always jump in at the last minute and save the day.