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.

Partial review of media reports of “thrashing” of doctors in Nepal and India. Please send more links


Internet based list of links to thrashing episodes in Nepal Compiled by Joe Niemczura, RN, MS This is provided as background to the issue. I do not pretend that it is comprehensive.  I started collecting these a few years ago … Continue reading

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More #thrashing incidents in #Nepal Oct 8th, a registry and data collection system is sorely needed!


There was more news over the weekend, the bad kind of news nobody wants to read. The Nepal Medical Association published a letter to the government: Here is the translation, roughly. My friend in Nepal used Google translate so there … Continue reading

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Sept 31st: The NMA hospital protest fizzles out


The hospital protest is over, and the question is whether it made any difference. Here is the press release in Nepali from Nepal Medical Association. I sent out a general query as to whether it was a successful protest or … Continue reading

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Sept 2017 Protest by doctors regarding Cabinet proposal in “malpractice”


“Thrashing” of doctors is a problem Last week the Nepali cabinet proposed that doctors in Nepal be responsible for compensating the family of any person that dies under their care. The Nepal Medical Association called for a  “bandh” (work stoppage) in protest. … Continue reading

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Join CCNEPal summer 2018 to teach critical care skills in Nepal


Interested in using your skills in an international setting for global health? ……. but don’t have any contacts or  know where to start? You are invited to contact CCNEPal and see if we are a fit for you for summer 2018. We … Continue reading

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Report of Summer 2017 CCNEPal sessions in Nepal


Packing up for a long flight This is a quick summary of activities for summer 2017. The trip this year would not have been viable without the support of a GoFundMe campaign, to which thirteen people contributed. The campaign allowed me … Continue reading

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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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