Author Archives: Joe Niemczura, RN, MS

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.

Any USA acute care pediatric nurses out there? plan now for summer 2018 in Nepal!


You are now reading the blog to accompany a project that trains Nepali nurses and doctors in critical care skills using a 2- or 3-day course based on the American Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course. ( let me be … Continue reading

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Revised Schedule for Summer sessions of CCNEPal 2017


Three weeks shortened from end of schedule Updated June 24th I need to update my schedule. I cancelled all the previously-scheduled sessions outside Kathmandu Valley  after June 23rd. I gave the talk in Kirtipur, and will deliver the sessions listed below. I … Continue reading

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Don’t put 10 cc air in the cuff of any endo-tracheal tube


Use the minimal-leak method instead. Described below. In a recent blog, I got lots of hits but very few clicks on the actual video. I decided to rewrite this to focus only on this one specific issue. Summary: Here is a … Continue reading

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You are invited to a talk June 21st about Thrashing, plain and simple


Who: Joe Niemczura, RN, MS Principal faculty of CCNEPal What: Public lecture Violence Against Health Care Workers in Nepal and what can be done about it When: Wednesday June 21st from 2 PM to 3, then Q & A afterwards … Continue reading

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about mechanical ventilator patient in Nepal


Update:  This one got hundreds of hits, but few clicks on the video and I think I needed to be more focused. I made a separate entry to focus just on the ET tube cuff volume issue.  CLICK HERE for … Continue reading

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CCNEPal critical care training update June 7th 2017


June 7th update We’re about to begin this year’s only session in Pokhara. This is my fifth trip here – I spent two weeks in 2016 and led five sessions. Charak Hospital is the venue, and the training hall is … Continue reading

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May 25th Summer 2017 updated schedule


May 2017 1 & 2. May 18th, 19th – two one-day trainings at MC are now in the history books. 18 and 18. May 20th – travel to Palpa 3. May 21,22, 23 – Batch #1 3-days course for nurses at … Continue reading

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