Listen to doctor and mountaineer Shih-Hao Wang shares how optimism gives him the stability he needs to help patients and stranded mountain climbers alike in times of urgency.
Many people know that Dr. Shih-Hao Wang is an optimistic emergency room doctor, as he wears his white coat every day to save people’s lives. However, Dr. Wang has an alter ego- a hiking guide. Before Dr. Wang became a doctor, he loves hiking and cultivated the helping mind for the great contribution about the causes of altitude sickness. He chose to be an emergency room doctor, specializing in altitude sickness treatment protocol and acute treatment. Dr. Wang was able to share some basic tips to assist people with altitude sickness. Through developing a portable hyperbaric chamber, it can be effective in treating acute altitude sickness symptoms. This invention is first of its kind in the world. This is very effective for extreme cases of altitude sickness, where the patients are usually near death. At the end of Dr. Wang’s talk, he was able to share his difficult journey in becoming a doctor. He encourages everyone to use an optimistic attitude to face difficulties in life. It could be the key for you to become the person you want to be in life. 王士豪醫生是世界排名前3.6%、台灣排名第一的高海拔醫學研究科學家，參與修訂高山病診斷標準，與世界各國科學家們共同制定了2018年最新版的路易斯湖急性高山病評分系統，這也是王士豪醫生致力推進安全防護網的起心動念。安全防護網的概念與實踐，是未來十年時代的趨勢，更是安心生活的起源。
最為人津津樂道的是，王醫師是一位狂熱的登山醫師，他不但是世界前3.6%的高海拔醫學家、制定高山症診斷標準，他更發起公益計畫，在台灣用加壓艙建構全世界首見的「高山病安全網」，一舉解決高山症病患難以下撤的難題。五年來，已經救治超過40條人命。王醫師天性樂觀、喜歡助人、不怕困難、樂於分享。 This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx