Thursday, 2 February 2012

Hospital Open House 2012...

Before the start of every Field Service, the Hospital opens its doors to the general crew, so that the whole ship can get a taste of what it is like to be a patient or a nurse on the Hospital deck of the world's largest charity hospital ship. This important event happened this past Monday, and I was there to capture - and experience - the fun and activities.

There were many different activities, including wound-care and learning how to do dressing changes, how to insert an IV, how to intubate a patient and many more. It was a great evening learning about the pivotal role that the Africa Mercy hospital plays in many West African nations - it is, after all, the reason why we are here.

Trying my hand at wound-care. (Not a real wound, of course. :-) )

Inserting an IV.

I got that elusive "vein"!

Match the name with the Hospital equipment.

Suctioning a lung.

The Captain tries his hand at intubating a patient.

Eeyore is ready for surgery!

Crew members learn how to suture.

Sterilising machines.

X-Ray room.

Our CT-Scanner.

Candace and I at the Open House. :-)

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