Activity Report

Activity Report of Open Application Course vol.29

Vietnamese medical professionals learn medical safety management, infection control & security

Report from Teikyo University

The Asia International Institute of Infectious Disease Control (ADC Laboratories), Teikyo University invited six persons (3 pediatricians, 2 nurses, 1 researcher) who are active as doctors and nurses, from the Vietnam National Children's Hospital (Hanoi) and National University 1st Children's Hospital (Ho Chi Minh) through the SAKURA Exchange Program in Science and conducted a training program from the 16th to the 25th of October 2017 (10 days).

The theme of the training was as follows:

1. Introduction of ADC Research Institute
Director Kazuo Suzuki, Professor Koichi Makimura of General Medical Education and Research Center (G-MEC), Professor Koichi Makimura (General Medical Education and Research Center (G-MEC)), Associate Professor Naohisa Matsunaga (Infection control unit, Medical School Hospital), ADC Research staff, Graduate students of School of Medicine (ADC Laboratories, others), and Medical school students.
2. Training sessions: Biosafety (Professor Tanabayashi), Medical Safety (Professor Shinji Takada)
3. Laboratory training: ADC infectious disease laboratory, Simulation skill
4. Lecture: Infectious Disease, Public Health, Simulation, Pharmacy
5. Medical College Hospital rounds: Visit to Hospital Director, Nursing department, Infection control unit, Central inspection department, Pharmaceutical department, and Patient counseling room.
6. Guidance for next year public health practice to the fourth-year medical students: Infectious practice in Vietnam
7. Off-campus: Visit to Tuberculosis laboratory and St. Luke's International University cooperating with ADC Laboratory
8. Training certificate awards and farewell party

Impressions on the time spent with the participants from Vietnam who came through the SAKURA Exchange Program in Science

All the participants of the SAKURA Exchange Program in Science arrived at Teikyo University from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam on October 16th (Monday). In Japan, it was typhoon season, with lots of rain, and the temperature was also low. It seems that Vietnam was warm, as some people were in summer clothes and in sandals with bare feet, and we were concerned that it might be cold for them. We guided them to the convenience store at the university. It seems that they did not bring umbrellas, and the first items they bought were folding umbrellas.

On October 21st (Saturday), We accompanied them on the visit to the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan). It rained on that day also. We left the accommodation hotel around 9 o’clock and went to Odaiba Telecom Center by the JR and Yurikamome line. Although it was a Saturday, JR railway carriages were overcrowded. Everyone from Vietnam experienced rush hour in Japan.

Free visit at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. Lunch was at the restaurant on the 7th floor. It was very convenient, as an English menu was available during ordering. Everyone from Vietnam was able to eat Japanese food without problems, and so each one seemed to have eaten a variety of food. After the meal, we watched “The Man from the 9 Dimensions” at the 6th floor dome theater, one of the recommendations of the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan). Here also, English earphones were available, and hence they could understand the contents and enjoyed it very much.

Members of the SAKURA Exchange Program in Science were very enthusiastic and participated in question and answer sessions wherever they went for the training, and we strongly felt the aspirations of the Vietnamese people.

写真1 October 16, 2017
Arrived at Asia International Institute of Infectious Disease Control (ADC Laboratories), Teikyo University from Vietnam
写真2 October 16, 2017
Visit to Teikyo University Hospital Emergency Medical Care

写真3 October 17, 2017
At the Teikyo University Hospital rooftop heliport
写真4 October 18, 2017
Self-introduction at the Teikyo University first-year student lecture “Medical people who spread their wings around the world”

写真5 October 19, 2017
Presentation of microbiology, question and answer
写真6 October 23, 2017
Teikyo University hospital simulation training

写真7 October 24, 2017
At the Teikyo University ADC laboratory
写真8 October 24, 2017
SAKURA Exchange Program in Science Training Certificate Awards and Farewell Party

写真9 October 25, 2017
At Narita Airport in the morning. Leaving for home.
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