CCNEPal began a special project to upgrade critical care skills of nurses in 2011. Since that time we have trained 2,885 nurses and doctors to perform cardiac life support skills using scenario-based teaching, which in itself is new to Nepal.
2016 was lots of fun.
We conducted 24 sessions of the two-day or three-day course and gave out 715 certificates. We helped with initial training of ICU staff in some locations that were starting their very first ICU. We mostly focused on Terai (and a two-week stay in Pokhara). We taught MBBS docs from five different medical colleges. We added three sessions in Kathmandu at the end of the summer and these were terrific.
What to do in 2017?
possible dates would be June, July and August 2017. It’s all flexible until the day I buy the ticket.
The magic formula?
Seems to be to conduct more of these sessions. If you would like to host CCNEPal in 2017, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Wnd all the will respond by adding you to the queue, and telling you what we need in order to have a successful class ( browse the rest of this blog or else look at the FaceBook page to learn what the set up of the classroom involves. We need lots of space and a minimum of thirty participants to attend all three days).
We do not charge for this; if you are in Kathmandu Valley we request that you provide transportation. If you are outside of Kathmandu Valley, we ask that you provide fooding and lodging. We do not require a tourist hotel, just simple accommodations for one person.
There is no magic formula!
Not one that must always be applied. CCNEPal is open to suggestions as to activities for 2017. We need to always consider how to take this program and incorporate it into the professional curriculum, instead of being the add-on for those who have already graduated.
I’ve been wondering about having some sort of sessions specifically for faculty of schools of nursing that want to learn how to teach this. In the B Sc curriculum, I’m told that there is a 16-hour time slot for “ACLS” – but many persons were not aware what this meant. ACLS means using this type of scenario-based teaching!
Why not have a conference to share these skills and teaching approaches with everyone? In my fantasy it would be a national conference with nursing faculty from all over Nepal!
It’s just an idea at this point, but I am putting it on a string and seeing if it will fly like a kite….. putting it in the bathtub to see if it will float ….. running it up the flagpole to see if anybody will salute….. let me know what you think…..