How to register for critical care training sessions in Pokhara May 2016

UPDATED with more specific info Wednesday May 4th and 12th

ACLS training registration can be done at:
Registration desk Paschimanchal Community Hospital Buspark, Prithvichowk, Pokhara – 9, Kaski, Nepal. Phone no. 061 530722 Email:

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CNEPal will return to Nepal for ten weeks in summer 2016. We will be in a variety of cities, mostly outside the Kathmandu Valley. Our goal is to create a widespread knowledge of principles of resuscitation and emergency response, throughout Nepal. In the past we delivered 70 sessions of this course, training 2,170 nurses and doctors. Click here for a report:

We will begin the summer by offering five training sessions in Pokhara Nepal, starting in May.

Here is what one person said after taking the class:

This course covers emergency response and is modeled after the USA “Advanced Cardiac Life Support” course. (It has been adapted to meet the needs of Nepali learners, and is not the official American course).

Here is an example of what you will learn to do when you take this course:

This course has been taught twice before in Pokhara, with the cooperation of Kaski Sewa Hospital. We gratefully acknowledge their support and help. pokhara sign for CCNepal.jpg

Two sessions will be for nurses and three will be for MBBS docs. The nursing sessions will be three days long, and a participant needs to attend all three days. The MBBS sessions are two days in length. Click here for the detailed outline of the two-day course:

How to Register

Class space is limited, and you must register in advance.

Register by going to Paschimanchal Community Hospital, Buspark, Prithvichowk, Pokhara. The contact person is Dr Umid Shrestha.

The sessions will be conducted in the Hall of Paschimanchal Community Hospital, Buspark, Prithvichowk, Pokhara.

Here is a video from one of the previous courses in Pokhara:

In 2013, we did two sessions in Pokhara and trained 95 nurses. There were participants from many hospitals and schools of nursing throughout Pokhara. We hope to have a similar cross section of nurses. Please note: if you took the course before, you are invited to help lead the small groups this time around.

You must attend all days of the session to get the certificate.

UPDATE: Fooding will be included.


Yes, there will be a certificate. It will be beautiful.

This is what the certificate looked like in 2013:butwal acls jombies 2.jpg

There is a final exam and if you don’t pass the final, you get no certificate. 

Hold the date!

2-day session for MBBS docs and interns May 19th -20th

3-day class for nurses May 22nd, 23rd and 24th; then

another 3-day class for nurses on May 25th, 26th and 27th;

then 2-day course for MBBS, May 29th and 30th;

then 2-day class for MBBS, May 31st and June 1st;

On June 2nd, CCNEPal will travel to the next location. We will announce further locations and sessions as they are confirmed.

go to CCNEPal’s FaceBook page and “like” the page.


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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