F.1: Williams Pit Stop Will Help Doctors


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Cardiff University Hospital (Welsh) is studying the procedures used by the Williams Formula 1 team in their pit stops to incorporate practices that help resuscitate newborn babies.

According to Williams, workers from the hospital's neonatal unit visited the team's factory to see how the pit stops are made, which allow all the wheels of the cars to be changed in just over two seconds.

After making this visit, the doctors decided to imitate the Formula 1 team and make several changes in their protocol for resuscitating babies such as methods to locate any material without delay, use of hand signals before verbal communication and video-analysis to study the actions carried out.

"There is a growing body of evidence to support a systematic approach to resuscitation cases that is time critical and relies on optimal team dynamics and clear communication," explained Cardiff University Hospital Medical Specialist Rachel Hayward, in the team statement.

Williams, who has nine world championships in the constructors category, has made the fastest pit stop in each of the four races that have been contested so far in the 2016 World Cup.

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