Surgeon hailed a hero after picture shows him sleeping on a hospital floor following a mammoth 28-hour shift
This surgeon in China has been praised online after photos taken on March 30 emerged of him sleeping on a floor after performing 28 hours worth of surgery.
According to the People's Daily Online's social media account, as soon as the surgeries were over, the man named Luo Heng fell asleep on the floor.
The images were taken on March 30 at a hospital in Dingyuan County, China's Anhui province.
He worked through the night on two surgeries and then performed three more the following morning.
Reports say he had been working for 28 hours. He had performed five operations.
People on Chinese social media site Weibo have praise the surgeon for his dedication and hard work. While others have also raised concern about the number of decent breaks a doctor should have to ensure they are fully rested.
One user commented: 'I salute you, you have worked hard.'
While another user said: 'I hope the media do not promote this. A doctor is not only a career, but a doctor is also a person.'
And one user said: 'The most charming man.'
原创翻译：三泰虎 http://jblasi.com/45421.html 译者：天一生水
And we wonder why doctors sometimes make mistakes...
ALL doctors and nurses are heroes to me. I owe my own life to help of some of them.
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It's dangerous having doctors perform surgery on such little sleep, but then again if he hadn't of performed 28 hours worth of surgery/surgeries would someone have died?
These dedicated workers will end up making mistakes. Nobody heard of fatigue management?
This is news? My co-residents and I had longer hours than this in residency. Where's our news story? And we did this with crap compensation.
Ha I'm a surgery resident in the US and I have worked 36 hour shifts. We frequently work 28 hour shifts. On trauma surgery I worked 24 hour shifts every 3rd day for 6 weeks. I work between 100-120 hours per week for 50K US dollars, and I am 400K in debt from a top medical school and university. No one has written a DM article about me or my colleges lol. This is the norm and if I don't then we get fired and I have no way to pay back my student loans.
Move Along Cat Dong
This is the fantasy peddled to America during the campaign by Trump, but the reality is so different.
Give that man a pillow and blanket! They should have tiny rooms with cots and alarms to help them!
idiots if you dont want him working 28 hours then access the doctor shortage.
Doctors do this all the time in modern hospitals. They usually have an on call room or sleep in an empty hospital bed somewhere. They just don't do it on mats in the hallway but make no mistake they do the same thing.
I hope there were no robo calls while he was sleeping
And jeremy hunt is on record as saying that britain should be more like china
That's where the NHS are going to hire staff after BREXIT
Gone that long without sleep and it's much easier to make mistakes.
I was working in a Sydney emergency department and the doctor who was walking down the corridor ahead of me, fell to the ground. He got up and said he was so tired that he just fell asleep
This surgeon is awesome. Great dedication
Good on him. Good on all our nurses, surgeons, and veterans around the world. :)
Hero? Is it responsible to work for 28 hours with side effects of sleep deprivation?
In healthcare, there's often no choice. If you start an operation, you can't just hand it over to someone else when it gets to the end of your shift, you carry on until it's over. If you're on call and you keep getting called to do something then you have to do it! It sounds like this Doctor had a 24 hour shift that ran over. This happens in the UK a lot too with on call shifts (can be up to 48 hours). A lot of hospitals are scrapping on call rooms so staff just sleep across a couple of chairs when they can. If you work in healthcare you aren't treated as a human.