Earthquake surprises surgeons during an operation and this is how they reacted (VIDEO)

by time news

2023-12-12 00:00:04

Natural disasters cannot be predicted because they can occur at any time. Therefore, beyond prevention, what is required is to follow the correct security measures in cases of this type. The above leads to the experience that several Mexican surgeons when they were surprised by an earthquake during an operation.

In that sense, one of the characteristics of Mexico is that it is located in a highly seismic area. Events of this type are quite common and some with devastating consequences have even occurred.

Earthquake surprises surgeons during an operation

In this regard, on December 7, 2023, an earthquake occurred that had its epicenter in Chiautla de Tapia, in the state of Puebla. According to the National Seismological Service, it had an intensity of 5.8 and was noticeable throughout the Valley of Mexico.

Although it did not cause major damage or deaths, it did create a strong scare among the residents of the capital. Within the videos that have emerged there is one that shows the exact moment when the earthquake began and the way in which surgeons acted during an operation.

In this case, the medical staff followed the instructions that are always recommended for this type of situation. The most important is Never lose your cool or abandon the patient. At all times you must be calm and remain inside the operating room.

What should surgeons do if an earthquake occurs during an operation?

Regarding the video in question, it was captured within the General Hospital “Dr. Manuel Gea González” from CDMX and the intervention took place on the sixth floor. What can be seen is that at the moment the lamps begin to move, the surgeon stops the operation and orders his colleagues to remain calm.

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Despite the nervousness, everyone remains inside the operating room with the patient who was anesthetized. Although it was a moment of tension, no one broke the protocol and they remained united until the earthquake ended.

For its part, the video that shows the beginning of the earthquake and the way surgeons responded during the operation has been applauded by all users. So far it has received more than a thousand comments and they are all positive. In fact, what is most talked about is that the team had a reggaeton song when the earthquake started.


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Now, a very important point is that you can never leave the operating rooms if a natural disaster of this type occurs. The management of emotions is essential because security must also be transmitted to colleagues and to the patients themselves who are hospitalized.

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