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Day 3 at Yas Island

This is a shot in one of our tents in the tent field hospital. I am not sure how much is our bed capacity at the moment, but I would guess that we have about 200 beds. This is where I am working and will be till the 16th. It has been an amazing experience so far to be part of this team who’s putting up this bck up paramedics for Formula 1 Grand Prix. Day 3 was still preps and setting up day. Had few patients though.

 

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2 Responses to “Day 3 at Yas Island”


  1. November 13, 2011 at 3:14 am

    A field hospital with 200 beds comes as a real surprise. Is it really possible that so many drivers, workers, and spectators could be injured and need medical care?

    I’ve been to alot of major races, and the only people who you hear about going to the care center are drivers and maybe crew. I remember the excitement and electricity of those events. Hope you’re having a blast!! : )

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    • 2 nelson RN
      November 20, 2011 at 2:37 pm

      The organizers of the race were not really expecting that these beds get occupied during the event. But they always prepare for the worst-case scenario – like stampedes, major accidents. You wouldn’t believe how prepared UAE is in hosting this international event. We are actually just a back up medical team. Inside the circuit itself are hundreds of medical workers. There are also satellite clinics in ALL hotels near the circuit. All hospitals near the island are on high alert. Check out my last year’s post about Yas Marina Circuit being a very safe circuit – https://digitalcatharsis.wordpress.com/2010/11/12/day-7-at-yas-island/

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