Packing up for a long flight
This is a quick summary of activities for summer 2017. The trip this year would not have been viable without the support of a GoFundMe campaign, to which thirteen people contributed. The campaign allowed me to buy the round trip ticket.
We were here for five weeks and taught 13 sessions to nurses and MBBS docs, in addition to two one-day classes focusing on BLS for BDS students. To be honest, there are many Nepali professionals qualified and capable to teach BLS and it was not an effective use of my time. I don’t plan to do BLS as a standalone, again.
We taught 77 nurses at Lumbini Medical College in Palpa.
fifty nurses at Chitwan Medical College, Bharatpur
thirtyeight nurses and MBBS (combined class) at Charak Memorial Hospital in Pokhara;
twentyseven MBBS (intern-level) at College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur;
eightytwo MBBS (intern-level) at Chitwan Medical College in Bharatpur
One Hundred and six nurses at Norvic Hospital, Thapathali Kathmandu; and
twentyone Medical Officers at Norvic.
The total seems to be 364 participants.
The Original plan was to stay until July 14th, but family concerns arose in USA and I needed to change departure dates.
When I return to USA I will focus on my job as a nursing faculty member, then starting in fall 2017 I will think about next steps for 2018. I wish to build on what I have done to create nationwide network of critical care educators. I think there is need for a nursing-focused course on mechanical ventilation as well as Pediatric Emergencies.