Major Efforts Carried Out by Hiroshima University Hospital

Dispatched DMAT(Disaster Medical Aid Team) to Kumamoto

DMAT members who returned to Hiroshima University Hospital (From far left, Pharmacist Yoshikawa, Nurse Inoue, Nurse Hara, and Prof. Hirohashi)

In April 2016, Hiroshima University Hospital has dispatched two DMAT teams to Kumamoto to be carried out through medical services in the devastated area. Patients were transported to a facility in Fukuoka by an emergency medical helicopter of Hiroshima prefecture.

Field Investigation by Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Drone

Checking of images taken by drone with alternative monitor

A drone which has been used for photography experiments in order to ensure safety in the scene of critical care activities for previous years was applied to the disaster-stricken area. By request from Nishihara village, Kumamoto prefecture where an earthquake of intensity of 7 on the Japanese scale (magnitude 7.3) occurred in April 2016. The drone captured the damaging of the community and observed cracks in the ground that had been caused by the disaster.

World’s first! IoT changes treatment ~SCOT Opened~

Smart Cyber Operating Theater (SCOT)

In April 2016, Smart Cyber Operating Theater (SCOT) was innovated for Hiroshima University Hospital with the support of Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED). The packaging of basic operating equipment, intraoperative imaging devices, patient biological information devices with intraoperative MRI made observing the affected part of patient’s body possible during operation. Improving safety and precision of operation is expected compared to previous experiences.

Collaboration with Sanfrecce Hiroshima; Enlightenment Activity of Epilepsy

Campaign poster of enlightenment activity of epilepsy

Purple is the image color of the worldwide enlightenment activity of epilepsy “ Purple Day “.(Every March 26th) Since the color of lavender purple has been recognized as the international image of epilepsy, the activity was named so. Sanfrecce Hiroshima, the soccer team with their team color purple and Epilepsy Center of Hiroshima University Hospital had collaborated for the first time to have carried out the activity in September, 2016.

Established Fukushima Medical Support Center in Hiroshima University Hospital

President Ochi of Hiroshima University visited Prefectural Governor of Fukushima(From far left, Tanigawa, Vice Chief Director of Fukushima Medical University, Kikuchi, President and Chief Director of Fukushima Medical University, Uchibori, Governor of Fukushima, President Ochi, Vice President Kamiya, and Assistant Prof. Utsunomiya of Hiroshima University Hospital)

Having a request from Fukushima Medical University, the Fukushima Medical Support Center was established in Hiroshima University Hospital. Expecting an evacuation order cancellation in the Futaba area, the purpose of this division is for building a medical system to organize an environment where returned residents of the area can live and work safely. Hiroshima University Hospital has dispatched physicians to support reconstructing Fukushima through medical service since October, 2016.

Dental Supporting Activities in Cambodia

Lecturing oral health care to children by Cambodian exchange students of Hiroshima University

The Department of Dentistry of Hiroshima University Hospital visited elementary schools in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, Cambodia in March, 2017 to implement on over 1,400 children checkups, treatments, and preventive directions, also to educate faculty and staff dental health guidance. With the historical underdevelopment in the medical field of Cambodia, the opportunities of learning basic oral health care such as brushing teeth, has been absent throughout the years. The event is counted as the 10th annual time, not only 36 faculty members and students including exchange students of dentistry of Hiroshima University Hospital, but also staff of dental college and Ministry of Health in Cambodia participated. This activity takes place year after year.