Yas Island Overloads: Unconscious

How would it  be like an unconscious motor-vehicular accident patient? Of course, you will not be able to know because you are unconscious on the first place! But if you act like one on a disaster drill, you’ll know how it is to be one. You’ll hear how the paramedics talk about your case. You’ll feel their lifts, the manual assessments.

This was my role in one of our disaster drills in the field hospital in Yas Island. I volunteered to be an unconscious patient being brought by stretcher to the field hospital. Btw, It seemed this was the easiest role because others who volunteered had to really act like they were in pain, or confused. For me, I did not have to do anything – just lie flat on the bed.

This practice was to test the ER staff’s readiness in receiving such cases.

Check these pics out taken by one of the doctors.

It was a unique experience for me. Now I know how the ED staff would respond to a case like this, in a patient point-of-view. My eyes were closed but I was hearing and feeling everything.

It was a morbid feeling though, to pretend that you were almost dying. Knock on wood… that this situation never happens to me in the future. Gee Lord, my family needs me.

Kudos to the Emergency Department staff around the world. You are all life-savers and that make you super heroes of the modern times.


4 Responses to “Yas Island Overloads: Unconscious”

  1. November 24, 2010 at 9:06 am

    wow…dinaig mo pa si Aga Muhlach sa acting. Now you have a fall back Mr. Matinee Idol…hehehe


  2. 2 digitalcatharsis
    November 25, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Hi AIDISAN, that’s a good one! Hahahaha!


  3. June 20, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    It’s cool to be a patient sometimes. Hehehe, if I were in your place, baka di na convincing yung “almost dying”. Judging by the pics, they really take these drills seriously there. Nakapanood kasi ako dito ng emergency drill ng isang hospital, and they were laughing and dropping things accidentally. It was horrible. Pero isa lang naman yun, hopefully na improve na nila.


  4. June 21, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    yay di ko yata carry yan hehehe! ang galing ng acting mo.. it was a job well done to the emergency department staffs 🙂


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