The Grand Prix Experience: Setting Up the Field Hospital

IMG_3318I was called by our assistant nurse manager two days back to attend today’s activity in Abu Dhabi. This is in connection with my 10-day stint as a paramedic for Formula 1 Grand Prix Race. I was told that I have to come to Abu Dhabi to attend the orientation about our job-to-be, and to help set up the field hospital. Since I was off-duty, I would be paid overtime.

I woke up as early as 4am coz our group will be picked up from our hospital at 5am. It was a long trip and we arrived at Yas Island around 830am.

IMG_3320The field military hospital that they had set up near the Formula 1 circuit was like a tent-hospital comprised of many tubes. It was pretty amazing coz it’s complete with units such as ER, Outpatients, Wards, Laboratory, Pharmacy, even an ICU and an Operating Room. Despite the hot weather in the open field, the inside of this field hospital was well-aircondioned.

The thing was, since it’s just a military set-up, there’s not much pieces of equipment and medical supplies around. We had to order a lot of stuff that we might need during the course of the event, and some of them arrived in the afternoon, which we had to arrange.

I was only home by 10pm. It was a very long day but it was nice to meet new friends from other hospitals who were also invited to participate in the event. And it is another experience to remember. Add to that, I’ll be paid 17 hours overtime. Wow!



5 Responses to “The Grand Prix Experience: Setting Up the Field Hospital”

  1. June 23, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    wow! 17 hours paid for your overtime…galing! curious lang ako how much ba ang salary mo every month? 🙂


  2. June 24, 2011 at 6:04 am

    Ang cute ng team niyo, you’re from different races who are working together and having fun. 🙂


  3. 3 kat
    June 27, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Ask ko lang Nelson…kayo din ba nag set up nyang tent?? hehehe


  4. June 27, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    17 hours paid overtime WOOOOOW! I wonder how much kaya yan Sir? hehehe


  5. June 27, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    wow talaga!!!!
    kaya may pang giveaway..hehehe..


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