Sometimes even the best doctors lose people on the table, but some are not willing to give up so easily. Shock pads are a last minute attempt to restart the patiens vital functions.
Shock pads are to be applied immediately on a patients death by a character with the Surgery skill (realistically within one minute to allow for role-play). They immediately grant the patient one hit point, but add five red beads to their bead bag. Shock pads cannot be used on a charater who has been Executed.
Providing you have a means of charging your shock pads they can be used repeatedly.