Tag Archives: #globalsurgery

getting a handle on #GlobalSurgery via video links Dec 30 2016


Everything I write is based on a simple premise: If you are a medical professional from a developed country trying out #Globalhealth or #globalsurgery for the first time, you need to know as much as possible before you go. No … Continue reading

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Janakpur summer 2016 – part 3 – JHCRC


Two weeks in Janakpur Nepal, training nurses and doctors in critical care skills. The first part of this series focused on Janakpur, the town in eastern Terai. It is the market town for the district, and the home of a major … 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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How a doctor or nurse can prepare for a medical volunteer trip to Nepal since the April 2015 earthquake.


Feb 22nd  Update My February 19th Nursing Grand Rounds appearance at DHMC in Hanover, NH – is now a warm memory. I enjoyed meeting the nurses. If you found this location because of the links, below  is the key reading for … Continue reading

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Are nurses and doctors needed for earthquake relief in #Nepal right now?


May 11th update: much has happened since this posting. It is clear that Nepal could benefit from future clinical expertise; but now in hindsight, here is an assessment by a doctor whose opinion I value and respect, the director of Nick … 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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