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CCNEPal 2020 summer plans


This will be brief. CCNEPal teaches a version of Advanced Cardiac Life Support to nurses and doctors in Nepal. Since inception in 2011 we have trained 4,500 nurses and doctors. ( yes, it’s a large number, hard to believe). We … Continue reading

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CCNEPal report of summer 2019 activities


I am back in USA this week, and next week I resume teaching at a nursing college in Tampa, Florida. The flight from Nepal to USA was uneventful but long. Oh wait – I lost my wallet and one of … Continue reading

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April 21 2018 Update on CCNEPal summer trip to Nepal


The ticket(s) have been purchased. CCNEPal is (usually) a one-person circus of teaching and we never know whether any given trip to Nepal will be the last one. I have been saying this since 2007, the first year I visited … 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 begins planning for 2017 in Nepal – taking it up a notch?


CCNEPal began a special project to upgrade critical care skills of nurses in 2011. Since that time we have trained 2,885 nurses and doctors to perform cardiac life support skills using scenario-based teaching, which in itself is new to Nepal. … Continue reading

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The Overall Schedule for CCNEPal summer 2016 is taking shape


The Theme of Summer 2016 In past years, I don’t worry too much about what the schedule will be when I get to Nepal. As long as the first few days are scheduled, I know I will get many eager … Continue reading

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How to register for critical care training sessions in Pokhara May 2016


UPDATED with more specific info Wednesday May 4th and 12th ACLS training registration can be done at: Registration desk Paschimanchal Community Hospital Buspark, Prithvichowk, Pokhara – 9, Kaski, Nepal. Phone no. 061 530722 Email: pchospital2071@gmail.com Please share widely. CNEPal will … Continue reading

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Why not certify ICUs in Nepal? July 2015


The trend A hospital decides it will have an ICU. They buy the equipment and hire the staff. Poof! Magic! Now they have one! or do they? No. To create an ICU you need a team of nurses. The question … Continue reading

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May 28 report of CCNEPal part three


Please read parts one and two. In part one, I summarized the numbers of sessions, the locations and the people who took the 2-day (MBBS) or 3-day (for nurses and nursing students) versions of the ACLS course. In part two, … Continue reading

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CCNEPal Preliminary report for 2015, late May, part one, just the facts…..


note: I will depart Nepal for 2015 on May 30th. It’s a slow day and I thought I’d start this. The calendar year 2014 was summarized in a previous blog. Considerable detailed notes have been published here on a frequent basis. … Continue reading

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If the #Nepal Army is getting paid for #Nepalearthquake, the #Nurses need to get paid as well.


Yes, there was an earthquake and these are extraordinary times. and Yes, if you call for volunteers, the nurses of Nepal will respond. They already have. During the first day, there were nurses who worked a twentyfour hour shift, then … Continue reading

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April 18, 2015 #Criticalcare Road Trip through #Nepal


CCNEPal is a small #NGO with one mission: teach Advanced Cardiac Life Support  in #Nepal. For months, we planned a “road trip” outside the Kathmandu Valley with twelve sessions. We made 500 sets of handouts, printed 500 certificates, pre-positioned our teaching … Continue reading

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Update on seats available for CCNEPal sessions 3 (March 29, 30 and 31st) and 4 (April 5,6, 7)as of March 10th


As of March 13th, there are seats available in the last session of CCNEPal’s 3-day course. Session three is March 29th, 30, and 31st. officially there are no seats remaining. Session four is April 5th, 6th and 7th. Officially, there are four … Continue reading

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Mentoring ACLS Instructors in Nepal 2015 – CCNEPal invites – YOU!


What has CCNEPal done? CCNEPal has been teaching ACLS skills in Nepal since 2011 and in that time we have given certificates to about 1,600 nurses and doctors who have taken the 3-day (nurses) or 2-day (doctors) course. We have … Continue reading

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CCNEPal updated schedule of sessions for APril and May 2015


Note: this will be amended as sessions are added. This is not the final list. All good things must come to an end I knew when I got the approval to spend a year in Nepal teaching critical care that … Continue reading

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March 5th 2015 list of scenarios we use in the CCNEPal sessions


Okay, so at CCNEPal we model the course after the template published by the American Heart Association in their Instructor Manual. The course we teach at CCNEPal is NOT the “official” AHA ACLS course, though, because it is specifically adapted … Continue reading

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March 2015 dates for 3-day sessions at Lalitpur Nursing Campus announced


UPDATED Feb 19th We are still registering students for these sessions! From here on, go to Lalitpur Nursing Campus in Sanepa, to the library, and register there. Session 1, March 1st, 2nd and 3rd – all seats taken, class is … Continue reading

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CCNEPal 3-day critical care nursing course in Kathmandu Valley February/March 2015


This will be a brief announcement. we expect to offer a series of the 3-day critical care skills training course in Kathmandu once again ( the fourth such series!) in February/March. This is the same 3-day course that has now … Continue reading

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Looking for a nurse to appear in ecg teaching videos, Jan 6 2015


CCNEPal is back from holiday in India. It was nice but it’s even nicer to see all my friends and to start talking about advancing critical care in Nepal again. The main thing that CCNEPal does is to teach the … Continue reading

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What is A.C.L.S. and why should every MBBS doc enroll in A.C.L.S. course?


“Critical Care is not a geographic location like the ICU of a hospital. Critical care is a set of knowledge and skills that a doctor carries with them. And nurses too!” _Joe Niemczura, CCNEPal A.C.L.S. (or just plain ACLS) is … Continue reading

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CCNEPal report as of Oct 2nd, 2014


Summary: every public thing stops in Nepal during Dasain. I decided not to go trekking, so I am just hanging out in Kathmandu. It’s a good time to reflect on progress. to begin with, here is a list of the … Continue reading

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Updated hour-by-hour schedule for 3-day course on critical care nursing


Executive summary In 2013 somebody asked to see the schedule for the course. it’s a reasonable request, but – I had not written it down. so I dashed off a reply. Two weeks ago I updated the schedule to reflect … Continue reading

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part 5: finally, the “Pearls” of teaching ACLS in Low Resource Setting


Muraho to my readers from Rwanda! My blog stats tell me I am getting a lot of hits from that country. Please make a comment below and tell me who you are. I am very curious. Welcome to this page. … Continue reading

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About Sonya Davidson, RN in Nepal


Two weeks ago we interviewed the Matron of one of the major hospitals in Kathmandu, and the clip was widely viewed. I have met truly wonderful and inspiring people here. I hope to continue interviewing and posting the little videos … Continue reading

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Time to start thinking about summer 2013 in Nepal


August 2015 update:  I don’t expect to return to Nepal until May 2016. click on the  blue letters to see about Nurse.Teach.Reach. My summer 2012 hiking and backpacking trip in USA is concluded. I enjoyed it tremendously but all good … Continue reading

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