FAH-SYSU Experts Escorted 215 Chinese Students to Safety
Two experts from The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University successfully completed the mission on the charter flight arranged by the State Council and National Health Commission, bringing 215 Chinese students back to China safely from Chicago. The experts are Associate Professor Zhuang Xiaodong from Department of Cardiology and Supervising Nurse Liu Qiangqiang from Department of Emergency.
Both Dr. Zhuang and Mr. Liu have rich experience in the anti-epidemic work. Dr. Zhuang participated in the anti-epidemic work in the fever clinic and Emergency Department of FAH-SYSU. As a nurse of the third medical aid team from the Hospital to Wuhan, Mr. Liu applied novel nursing technology to overcome difficulties in the frontline.
Dr. Zhuang and Mr. Liu prepared all kinds of intravenous first aid drugs and protective materials. Before takeoff on May 30, they explained the key points of self-protection and trained the crews to react correctly under special situations, including temperature check, hand sanitization, quarantine and disinfection, etc. During the trip, they checked health status every 4 hours and provided protection guidance along with psychological comfort to all passengers.
After a long flight of nearly 15 hours, the plane successfully landed in Guangzhou on June 1 with 215 students and the crew safely returned home.