Announcement about additional sessions for CCNEPal

Additional sessions? July 20 2013

I have received many inquiries about how to enroll in the 3-day course. I appreciate the positive word-of-mouth that has come my way, and it has been an honor to teach here. All the groups have been great.

No new sessions will be added

After considerable thought I have decided not to add any more 3-day sessions to the schedule. I have only a few weeks left. I like doing the course but I also like Nepal itself and I want to enjoy. Who knows when I will be back!

Here is the updated schedule of sessions for CCNepal 2013

July 22, 23 and 24th @ LNC in Sanepa. Full

July 29,30 and 31st @ LNC -, Sanepa – full

Aug 4, 5 and 6th – Kist Teaching Hospital in Gwarko. (Ambhika Ghimire) ( possibly some seats, I dunno)

Aug 8, 9 and 10th – Pokhara. Sponsored by Kaski Sewa. Contact Mario Hughes. there may be seats available. We are doing this to accommodate the seventy people on the waiting list for the first session, which was really a great bunch. It is the only session where I am not insisting on the 30-person maximum limit.

 Aug 11, 12 and 13 – Iwamura Hospital in Bhaktapur (Mansi Dobigaur)

Overall goal

The idea was to demonstrate the importance of these skills and create a wide base of knowledgeable people. My goal was to train 500 nurses. At this rate I will get to 560. In truth, I would have been happy if I had trained only 400

About Joe Niemczura, RN, MS

These blogs, and my books, and videos are written on the principle that any person embarking on something similar to what I do will gain more preparation than I first had, by reading them. I have fifteen years of USA nursing faculty background. Add to it fifteen more devoted to adult critical care. In Nepal, I started teaching critical care skills in 2011. I figure out what they need to know in a Nepali practice setting. Then I teach it in a culturally appropriate way so that the boots-on-the-ground people will use it. One theme of my work has been collective culture and how it manifests itself in anger. Because this was a problem I incorporated elements of "situational awareness" training from the beginning, in 2011.
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2 Responses to Announcement about additional sessions for CCNEPal

  1. Marie Michaud says:

    Honestly what a great project and what an achievment !!! I wish I had known about it earlier. I may have come along… Were you alone doing the teaching ? You will deserve a great time off and I wish you a beautiful “holiday time” without teaching any nursing !!!
    Are the schools and hospitals going to follow up on your work ?
    Did you find all the meds , even not ready to use syringes ?, and defibrillator and external pace ?
    Did the American Heart Association help you ?
    Anyway, do write about your incredible experience.
    For now just enjoy your time off in Nepal.
    Namaste Joe !

    • dear marie – you asked the following

      Were you alone doing the teaching ?

      no. a he beginning I did have two other foreigners helping but the did not stay all summer. this course usually involves breaking into small groups for the role play sections, and m practice is to deputize two or three of the more savvy students to help run the small groups. you can find videos of his on youtube, and I am going to make an additional video today about low-tech training aids.

      Are the schools and hospitals going to follow up on your work ?

      I hope so. that was the point of offering the training so widely this time around.

      Did you find all the meds , even not ready to use syringes ?

      I do this with the least amount of props possible. the emphasis is on assessment. sometimes the hospitals provided equipment, other times not.

      Did the American Heart Association help you ?

      no. I use their protocols but I don’t each his as an official course from them, the have way too many requirements which are simply no feasible. Nepal is not at that level yet.

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