Author Archives: Joe Niemczura, RN, MS

About Joe Niemczura, RN, MS

author of The Sacrament of the Goddess and The Hospital at the End of the World. find them on Amazon! My sixth trip to Nepal to teach nursing starts May 2014, but this time I have funding to extend it for a whole academic year. Nepal is a great country and the people here are wonderful to me. In May 2014 my second book, The Sacrament of the Goddess, was published. Find it on Amazon. I think more Americans need to learn about Global Health. The best way is to send them out as "boots on the ground" but that is not possible. The second-best way is to give them "eyes to see boots on the ground" - and so - the novel of Nepal! I maintain three blogs. You can find the list in the blogroll. On YouTube, look for the "Joe Niemczura Channel". and finally go to FaceBook to find the Fan Page for each of my books, The Hospital at the End of the World or The Sacrament of the Goddess. send me an email!

Updated Schedule for CCNEpal 2014 as of July 21, 2014


Where have I been? Just got back from two weeks in the Terai. Mostly Bharatpur but also Biratnagar. I loved the people in Biratnagar, though I was so busy teaching I really never left the hotel. I taught “double session” … Continue reading

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Shouldn’t we read about the real Nepal?


The Sacrament of the Goddess is about Nepal, but not the Nepal you usually read about. This book is about Nepalis, not Western mountain climbers. Nobody climbs Everest. Everybody here is trying to lead a good life. Nepal is a fine … Continue reading

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doing ICU care in Bharatpur, Nepal – dispelling the myths


quick advert – buy my second book about health care in Nepal. It’s a novel that draws upon my experiences here. It is about contemporary Nepal, and nobody in the book climbs Mount Everest or goes through a harrowing accident … Continue reading

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The Evolution of My Atttitude toward megacode scenarios in Nepal


quick advert: My second book is a novel, but the medical details represent real situations and of course, the intent is to convey the feeling of being in a small medical community in a remote area of Nepal. You can … Continue reading

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My trip to Manthali, June 2014


short version several months ago I got contacted out of the blue by an American MD who was planning to go to Manthali Nepal to volunteer her services there. This happens every now and again since I have such a … Continue reading

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list of upcoming sessions as of June 16, 2014


UPDATED JULY 1st to register for August sessions at LNC campus, go to the LNC Library. there are still seats available for some of the sessions. schedule-as-you-go for CCNEPal I don’t start filling up the calendar until I arrive here. It’s easier … Continue reading

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How to register for summer sessions of Critical care Nursing 3-day course in Kathmandu, August 2014


UPDATED JULY 21st 2014 We have completed arrangements to offer the 3-day Critical Care Nurses Training session in Kathmandu in August. This is the same session that was offered in 2013, when 534 people took this training. to learn about … Continue reading

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Schedule for 2-day version of Cardiac Life Support course


MBBS? Medical Officers? CCNEPal will be available to train MBBS students in Cardiac Life Support, and is working to schedule this with some hospitals (I will announce more when dates are confirmed). for nurses When we teach this to nurses, … Continue reading

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part 5: finally, the “Pearls” of teaching ACLS in Low Resource Setting


Muraho to my readers from Rwanda! My blog stats tell me I am getting a lot of hits from that country. Please make a comment below and tell me who you are. I am very curious. Welcome to this page. … Continue reading

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part 4: teaching ACLS in Low Resource setting “give me a sharpened stick and a bare patch of earth”


So – you think you are a critical care cowboy and you are cool because you learned all kinds of derivative cardiopulmonary values and numerical formulae? hah. None of it is much use in a Low Resource Setting. True story: … Continue reading

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