Monthly Archives: April 2015

USA – #Nepal show #solidarity with #NepalEarthquake victims using prayer flags


The best thing a concerned American can do, is to send money to a reputable aid organization that is working in Nepal. My favorite would be the American Nepal Medical Foundation. I was talking with my daughter in Rockville Maryland … Continue reading

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Florence Nightingale in #QuakeNepal part 2: how nurses can lead the way


April 29th, 2015 writing from Bhairawaha. One of my recent blogs was to ask all my nurse-friends “What would Florence Nightingale do?” and it got a lot of positive hits. The bottom line of that blog was simple: don’t wait … Continue reading

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What would Florence Nightingale do if she were in #Nepal right now after the #earthquake?


What would Florence Nightingale do? I have a suggestion for all my nursing colleagues in Kathmandu. There are evidently many places where people are living outside. I am outside the Valley, and reading everything I can get my hands on. … Continue reading

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Are nurses and doctors needed for earthquake relief in #Nepal right now?


May 11th update: much has happened since this posting. It is clear that Nepal could benefit from future clinical expertise; but now in hindsight, here is an assessment by a doctor whose opinion I value and respect, the director of Nick … Continue reading

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The power of fear and rumor in #Nepal right now, April 26, 2015


Let me be clear: I am in Bhairawaha, not Kathmandu. I am hundreds of miles from the capital city. I normally teach critical care nursing in Kathmandu and spend about fifty per cent of my time outside the Kathmandu valley. … Continue reading

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From CCNEPal April 26th, 2015 about medical and nursing volunteers in #Nepal after the earthquake


An excellent summary from the New York Times  – click here. For readers of this blog, you know that I have been teaching critical care nursing in Nepal since 2011 and I have made eight trips here. I am here for … Continue reading

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CCNEPal “Road Trip” in #Nepal update as of April 20th 2015


UPDATED schedule for Road Trip. CCNEPal has trained more critical care nurses than any other NGO in Nepal, over a wide geographic area. The session at P.U. in Biratnagar was great – 47 nurses took the training and I also … Continue reading

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