Links about burn care in Nepal.


Thermal Injury

A friend of mine in Nepal is doing a BN nursing project on burn care in that country. For me, burn care is an indelible memory of bedside nursing on my trips there. I wrote about it in my first book and it will be part of my second book. For my money, it is the most difficult specialty there is.

I was searching for something else entirely when I came upon an interesting link. It was an article in Jenonline (emergency nursing journal) about a nursing project from the University of Alberta.

here is the link in all it’s glory. The authors describe their teaching approach in improving burn care at Kathmandu Model Hospital  (or at least, I think that’s where the host site was…)

I was not previously aware of ReSurge International, which provides reconstructive surgery after burn injury. They are based in California. They have a schedule of teaching in Nepal.

here is a YouTube Video that describes what they do.

and of course, their FaceBook page.  while I am at it, I might as well give the link to the FaceBook page for the Nepal Burn Society  which is sponsoring a Burn Care Workshop Oct 21, 22 and 23rd.

About Joe Niemczura, RN, MS

Experienced nursing educator and problem-solver. I have fifteen years of USA nursing faculty background. Add it with 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. I travel outside of Kathmandu Valley as well. When the recent violence happened, I knew the cities - I had trained people in those locations. 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. Global Health Nursing is not all sweetness and light; not solely milk & honey and happy moms and babies.
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