Monkey Business in Nepal Critical Care Training July 21st

July 22 update the trip back to Kathmandu was uneventful. The temp here is is in the 80s (f)  as opposed to 100 (f) and it is amazingly quiet at night when you don’t run the air con. For some reason my spellcheck keeps correcting it to zircon.

Numbers: eighteen sessions completed, 559 certificates distributed.

We are now in the “Shalom Annex 3” since the regular Shalom is full-up with medical students from Newfoundland. it is near Ekantakuna, a pleasant little chowk. We got groceries and put them on the pantry shelves.

We were chatting on the back porch, when we heard a noise in the kitchen. It was a monkey that snuck in through the window. He had opened the fridge and strewn about some noodles. We scared him away. the neighbors came, so did the other boarders. We learn that this guy has been patrolling the area.

Alas, no photos of the kitchen scene.


We named our neighbor “Curious George” of course.

July 22nd, 23rd and 24th CIWEC Clinic in Kathmandu. The actual training hall will be at Himalayan Rescue Association in Lazimpat.

July 25th, to Aug 2nd – open dates. we will meet with supporters and friends in Kathmandu…  time to “stop and smell the incense” and there are many persons we wish to meet with before we leave so as to set things up for next year.

August 2nd – rendezvous with TIA for flights to USA.


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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