CCNEPal will visit Nepalgunj in July for five sessions

Since 2011, CCNEPal teaches critical care skills to nurses and doctors. Sessions have been conducted in Kathmandu Valley, and also in Dulikhel, Biratnagar, Janakpur, Bharatpur, Butwal, Palpa, Pokhara, and Bhairawaha. We have logged more than 120 sessions and given about 4,000 certificates. But until now, we have never been to western Terai.

Dr Binod Karn of Nepalgunj Medical College invited CCNEPal to teach at the medical college in Nepalgunj. We accepted the invitation. Hooray! Nepalgunj is a shining jewel of the western Terai!

Additional Sessions

The last session in Bharatpur will be July 4th and 5th. Then we get on the East-West Highway via bus…

The teaching hospital of the Medical College in Nepalgunj

July 9th and 10th – two -day course for MBBS and Medical Officers (thirty seats)

July 11th and 12th – two-day course for MBBS and Medical Officers (thirty more seats)

July 14th, 15th and 16th – three day course for nurses, especially critical care nurses ( thirty seats)

July 17th and 18th – final two-day session for MBBS and Medical Officers. (thirty seats).

Location – not yet finalized. the hosts are exploring the idea of using a resort or banquet hall as the classroom. We need a large space.

Because this is the first time CCNEPal will visit the region, we hope that the participants will come from a range of hospitals and agencies.

To register: as of this writing, the roster will be populated by Doctor Karn. His email is and inquiries as to available seats should go to him. It is possible that Medical Officers from outside the medical college can also register. Stay tuned for further information.

There is ample information about the content of the training, on this blog as well as the FaceBook page for CCNEPal and the YouTube channel.

We use a scenario-based approach with lots of role play:

these are staff nurses from a Kathmandu Hospital and the scenario is based on USA training methods for critical care.

We start with teaching CPR and basic response:

We don’t use manikins.

we teach people how to use a defibrillator:

We have one rhythm simulator, and we teach three different practical ways to use ecg in an emergency:

No matter which language you use, the ecg is the same throughout the world.

Feel free to browse the resources. Feel free to share this with any persons you know who are practicing in the region of Nepalgunj!

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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