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Five Nurses from Korea Invited for Training

HICARE invited five 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.

List of trainees:

Moon Sung SimSeoul Red Cross Hospital
Choi Mi HyeSangju Red Cross Hospital
Lee Young MiGeochang Red Cross Hospital
Sim Yun HeeIncheon Red Cross Hospital
Kim Gyu RiBusan Red Cross Hospital

Period of training:

October 19 to 23, 2015

Training Organization (in order of visits):

Hiroshima University Hospital (Advanced Emergency and Critical Care Center)
Kurakake Nozomi-en (Nursing Home for A-bomb survivors)
Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Casualty Council.
Radiation Effects Research Foundation
Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, etc.

Training Course:

Diagnosis of radiation disorders

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

With Dr. Nanao Kamada (right back), Board Chairman of Hiroshima A-bomb Survivors Relief Foundation, at Kurakake Nozomi-en - nursing home

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

With Dr. Sakata (left front), Researcher of the Departments of Epidemiology

With Dr.Tatsukawa (left center), Researcher the Department of Clinical Studies, Radiation Effects Research Foundation

With Dr. Shunichi Kaseda (right back), Vice President of Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital


- We have a proverb, “Seeing is believing.”  I only knew that an “A-bomb” was dropped on Hiroshima.” Through the training, however, I could gain the first-hand knowledge of A-bomb survivors’ lives who still suffer from the after-effects.  Having visited The Peace Park, I felt that a thing like this will never happen again on Earth.
  At the time of inspection of radiation-exposed people, I will be more careful about the results with meticulously viewing of the interview sheet data as well as considering their life customs.  I will also utilize the knowledge I gained through the training for the consultation.

- I was filled with gratitude for our neighbor’s living in peace as well as ours. Though it was indirect, I could feel the suffering of A-bomb victims from the bottom of my heart. As a mother of two, I earnestly hope that such a disaster will never happen again.
From this training, I could know exactly what agony the Atomic bomb imposed on people, the extent of the damage and what help survivors needed. I also learned about the process of what support has been given them.
  After going back home, I will tell people what kind of disaster nuclear weapons will bring on humans and the environment. Korea has nuclear power plants, too, and has the possibility to face disasters relating to radiation like Japan.  I will help to prepare for the caring of radiation exposed (and assumed to be exposed) people and establish a medical care system to work effectively in the case of another disaster that possibly occurs.