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Six Nurses from Korea Received for Training

HICARE invited six nurses from Korean hospitals affiliated to the Republic of Korea National Red Cross that provide medical care for radiation-exposure victims, for training on the treatment of radiation disorders.

Names and Titles of Trainees:

LEE YOUNG HEENurse, Busan Medical Center
LEE KEUM WOULNurse, Busan Veterans Hospital
CHOI JEONG YEONNurse, Masan Medical Center
PARK HEE RANurse, Kyung Hee University Medical Center
SIN WON JINurse, Geochang Red Cross Hospital
BAEK MI SOOKNurse, Seoul Red Cross Hospital

Period of Training:

October 20 to 24, 2014

Training Organizations (in order of visits):

Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Casualty Council
Hiroshima University Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine
Hiroshima University Hospital (Advanced Emergency and Critical Care Center)
Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital
Kurakake Nozomi-en (A-bomb survivors nursing home)
Radiation Effects Research Foundation
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and others

Training Course:

Diagnosis of radiation disorders

With Dr. Saeko Fujiwara (back, right), Director of Health Management & Promotion Center, Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Casualty Council

With Dr. Toshiya Inaba (back), Director of Hiroshima University Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine

With Associate Professor Nobuyuki Hirohashi (center) of Advanced Emergency and Critical Care Center, Hiroshima University Hospital

With Dr. Kenichi Arita, Director of Department of Respiratory Disease of Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital (in white coat)

With Dr. Nanao Kamada, Chairman of Kurakake Nozomi-en - nursing home (right)

With Dr. Sadakane (back right), Acting Lab Chief, Laboratory of Pathology, Department of Epidemiology, Radiation Effects Research Foundation


-I had believed that the radiation mainly causes thyroid cancers, but HICARE training taught me that it also triggers many other cancers – leukemia, stomach cancers, colon cancers, etc. I also got to know that radiation affects bone marrow first.

-Through the training, I learned a lot about the health management and support system for A-bomb victims and this is something I was interested in. I was inspired to learn more about the expertise of effects of radiation.

-I will apply the Japanese emergency aid system for accidents/disasters and protective tools/wear to my hospital.

-In the lecture at Hiroshima University Hospital, we were asked “What if you were exposed to radiation?” The question shocked me to realize that I had never imagined the situation. For my first little step, I will share the knowledge I learned in the training, with the people around me, to educate them.

-Visiting Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, I got to know that an Atomic bomb hurt so many people physically and psychologically and destroyed their daily lives instantly. I shuddered to think about how much they suffered from unimaginable pain…

-The city of Hiroshima is a good place to take a slow walk. It is maintained beautifully and looked stable. It even made me wonder if this place was really bombed 69 years ago.

At Radiation Effects Research Foundation