Major Efforts Carried Out by Hiroshima University Hospital

Appointed as Hiroshima Prefecture’s first designated training institution for the training of nurses in specified medical acts

In fiscal 2019, Hiroshima University Hospital became a designated training institution for the training of nurses in specified medical acts, with its role being to train nurses who perform certain medical assistance in order to promote home medical care. The opening ceremony of the training course was held on May 7, 2019. Our Hospital is the first training institution of its kind in Hiroshima Prefecture. Six nurses from within the prefecture gathered to receive the training.

Nurses who have completed the training are able to perform 38 types of medical assistance acts in 21 categories (e.g., adjustment of ventilator settings, wound management) without waiting for a doctor’s judgment, as long as they follow the relevant procedure manuals. We provided training in six categories over about one year. In order to promote home medical care, we will continue to conduct training for specified medical acts to train nurses who provide certain medical assistance.

Designated as a Designated Hospitals for Cancer Genome Medicine (CGM)

Hiroshima University Hospital was designated as a Designated Hospitals for Cancer Genome Medicine (CGM) in September 2019, and held the first expert panel in January 2020. Our Hospital have a system in place to provide state-of-the-art cancer treatment, while cooperating not only with individual patients, but also with cancer genomic medicine collaboration hospitals in Hiroshima Prefecture. As the only pediatric cancer core hospital in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions., We promote new cancer treatments based on genomic medicine approaches also in the field of pediatric cancer.

Medical students from Egypt gain first-hand experience with the surgery support robot “Da Vinci”

On February 11, 2020, a group of 35 medical students from Egypt visited Hiroshima University Hospital. During their visit, they were given the opportunity to see and operate the cutting-edge surgery support robot Da Vinci and take a special lecture on COVID-19.

In the operating room, after receiving an explanation on how to operate Da Vinci from Professor Jun Teishima of the Department of Urology, the students controlled the robot arm with the handle while looking at the 3D images displayed on the monitor. They successfully handled a challenging exercise of putting a ring in and out of a miniature cone, with shining eyes.

Nepalese doctors receive training at Epilepsy Center under a JICA Project

The Epilepsy Center of Hiroshima University Hospital and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) jointly launched a grassroots technical cooperation project titled “Project for Improving Epilepsy Diagnostic Capability and Strengthening Regional Cooperation in Kathmandu and Surrounding Areas.”. Under this project, two Nepalese doctors received training at the Epilepsy Center from February 4, 2020.

The objective of this project is to provide education and training for healthcare professionals to promote accurate understanding and appropriate diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy in Nepal. This training was the first stage of the project. In the following stages, it is planned to dispatch our hospital’s doctors and nurses to Nepal to provide advice and guidance on epilepsy diagnosis and treatment. The project is scheduled to last for two years.