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S China emergency medical team gets WHO approval

(eguangzhou.gov.cn)Updated : 2017-05-12

The emergency medical team (EMT) at Guangdong Second Provincial Hospital passed a World Health Organization (WHO) exam on May 9, meaning it is capable of carrying out international emergency response for sudden onset disasters.

The medical team, consisting of a group of health professionals (doctors, nurses and paramedics), set up more than 50 tents on the south bank of the Pearl River, occupying an area of 4,900-sqaure meters, to carry out the test.

Serving different purposes, the tents can act as operation and emergency rooms, pharmacies, and even canteens and dormitories.

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A member of the emergency medical team (EMT) at Guangdong Second Provincial Hospital performs checks on a baby in the pediatrics tent. [Photo/xkb.com.cn]

Apart from advanced medical devices, the medical team also provides ground-based support equipment, enabling the command center to know about treatment and communicate in real time.  

To better manage treatment, the team also used identity labels in four different colors: red, yellow, blue and black, with a chip inside recording the patients' healing progress. Tian Zhangjun, leader of the team and director of Guangdong Second Provincial Hospital, demonstrated how the system works during the test.

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The EMT introduces identity labels in four different colors: red, yellow, blue and black, to better manage the treatment system. [Photo/xkb.com.cn]

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