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.
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.