Author Archives: Joe Niemczura, RN, MS

About Joe Niemczura, RN, MS

Experienced nursing educator and problem-solver. Google me. My work in Nepal leads directly to my writing, like following a trail of breadcrumbs into the deep woods. Alas, you wish it led out of the woods - you hoped it did - but here you are, further in - and the sun is going down - so you might as well start a fire and tell a story as the sparks fly up. Then you notice you are in a grove of bo trees. There sits the old man, nobody knows exactly how old. You must lean closely to hear his message through labored breath..... "Buy... The Sacrament ......of the Goddess....... it is the key to a fulfilled life...." then he says no more. and you gaze upward, at the sparks, through the branches..... until they become the stars.

August 23rd 2015 CCNEPal update


I checked the statistical report of blog hits and I see that the home page, and whatever is there, is still getting a lotĀ of hits every day. So – I need to put up something substantive instead of just saying … Continue reading

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CCNEPal goes trekking August 2015


I will be away from this blog for a few days. I’ll be backpacking in northern Maine on the Appalachian Trail. Here is a link from a past trip to that area. https://joeniemczura2012.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/sleeping-arrangements-on-the-a-t/ In general, any blog entries on the … Continue reading

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response to twitter feed about resus roles


Ok I’ve been away from the computer and when I come back I get 42 notifications on Twitter. waaaaay more than usual.. what da heck? They were all in regards to my comment about being polite during a code. I … Continue reading

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part two of debriefing video is now on YouTube July 25th 2015


This will be brief. please read the blog entries over the past few months that address the issue of thrashing of health care workers in Nepal. It’s something every Nepali nurse or doc needs to be aware of. Ke garne? … Continue reading

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Campaign to teach situational awareness to MBBS docs in Nepal Jul 21 2015


All #Nepal nurses and MBBS docs need to read this carefully before viewing the videos of violence against health care workers in Nepal. Specifically, CLICK HERE to see the video that shows what CCNEPal trains docs and nurses. https://youtu.be/jVDLXzwDWRA (note: … Continue reading

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My advice to those seeking to bring back the tourists to Nepal July 19th 2015


I love Nepal and I want them to recover and thrive after their earthquake, but….. warning: this is not a neat blog. I know it’s disjointed but I’m publishing it anyway. It’s thinking out loud. please share. Nepal is desperate … Continue reading

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July 18, 2015 an MBBS doc writes about ACLS for interns


Editor’s note: I was privileged to work with Chitwan Medical College (CMC) in 2015 to train 120 MBBS interns with the 2-day course of Cardiac Life Support from CCNEPal. CMC was a terrific partner and they are now teaching this … Continue reading

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