January 5th Update for summer 2019 teaching schedule of CCNEPal



CCNEPal offers a threeday course in critical care skills to nurses of Nepal since 2011. Browse past blog entries on this site to learn about our activities.

As of January 2019, the plan is to arrive in Nepal around May 11th. We will spend time running around Kathmandu for a few days then head to the Terai.

From about May 16th to June 30th we will in Bharatpur, Chitwan “The Medical City of Terai.” We will be based at College of Medical Sciences (“CoMS” also known as “Purano”) in their dedicated classroom and offer about 16 sessions. (yes, sixteen). This is the best classroom we have ever had in Terai.

New Registration Option for Outside Participants

In the past, when CCNEPal has been hosted by a large organization we limited the seats to just the persons from the host organization. This meant we did not always have a consistent class size, and the managers strained to accommodate all the requests from staff while still running the wards. CoMS is eager to solidify their status in providing continuing medical education for the region. In summer 2019 we will reserve five seats per session ( possibly more) for nurses or doctors not affiliated with CoMS. This will allow people from District Hospital, NP Hospital, Cancer Hospital or CMC to send a few nurses or doctors at a time to enroll, for example. It becomes easier to continue to staff the units when a few people at a time go off for training. CCNEPal is excited to have this arrangement. To reserve those seats will require a small cash deposit at the time of registration. We have not yet worked out the specifics as to who to contact to register. We will not accept phone-only registrations or email-only registrations.

We expect to teach other sections of our course in July, possibly as many as six. On a recent blog entry, we described the requirements to host us.

Feel Free to Pas this Along

Locations and dates of additional sessions To Be Announced. Send an email to joeniemczura@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/2013KtmCriticalCareNursingCourse/

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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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