Hospitals display life-saving capabilities with public
More than 15,100 residents participated in the city's recent weeklong hospital open day, said organizer Shanghai Shenkang Hospital Development Center on Friday.
To display their capabilities and improve public health knowledge, 38 participating hospitals organized over 200 events, such as health lectures, hospital tours and demonstrations of medical emergencies.
“The weeklong open day received a very good response from residents and will help improve the relationship between doctors and patients,” said Wang Xingpeng, director of Shenkang.
Students from Shanghai Qisehua Primary School had a tour of Rujin Hospital and visited its medical simulation center, which features surgery room and medical equipment displays.
They and other visitors to the center also got to see a ceremony for new doctors.
Some visitors also got to see a simulation of emergency surgery on a pregnant woman with amniotic fluid embolism, an extremely fatal condition, at Shanghai First Maternity and Infant Hospital on Friday.
“I felt like I am going to cry under such a nervous and risky situation. Every doctor and nurse worked so hard to save the patient,” said a woman surnamed Chen. “I was deeply moved by their professionalism and determination.”
Some 60 residents also visited the surgery room and intensive care unit of Shanghai No. 6 People’s Hospital, whose doctors answered various questions and showed off their latest equipment.
Doctors also explained the differences and effects of magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography and X-ray checks.