Hospitals display life-saving capabilities with public

Cai Wenjun
Doctors perform surgical demonstrations and show off the latest in medical technology with residents during weeklong open-day program.
Cai Wenjun

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.

Hospitals display life-saving capabilities with public
Ti Gong

Students from Shanghai Qisehua Primary School visit the medical simulation center in Ruijin Hospital on Friday.

Hospitals display life-saving capabilities with public
Ti Gong

During a ceremony at Ruijin Hospital on Friday, new doctors are given stethoscopes from medical specialists.

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.”

Hospitals display life-saving capabilities with public
Ti Gong

Medical staff at Shanghai First Maternity and Infant Hospital simulate a breathtaking procedure for local residents on Friday. 

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.

Hospitals display life-saving capabilities with public
Ti Gong

Local residents visit the advanced orthorpedic surgery room at Shanghai No. 6 People's Hospital on Friday.

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