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Nepal mission for critical care

$980 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 1 month
Joe Niemczura  TAMPA, FL
Hi - I am Joe Niemczura, RN, MS

I volunteer my #globalnursing skills in #Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the world. They are making strides to address heart disease, a major killer. This project teaches emergency skills which apply to many situations. In USA this course in mandatory but they are just learning about it in Nepal. 


I have travelled to Nepal since 2007 and I have a Nepali RN license along with fifteen years of USA critical care experience. On my very first trip it was obvious that Nepali nurses and doctors were not trained in critical care resuscitation procedures like Americans.
I am a former Advanced Cardiac Life Support
(ACLS) Intructor and Regional Faculty in USA and I began teaching people how to do Advanced Cardiac Life Support.  The first few summers I was there I taught in a school of nursing, but these days teaching ACLS is all I do. Oh, I have adapted the USA course to fit Nepal, and I'm *not* part of the AHA anymore - but my teaching has been enthusiastically received and my courses are always full.

Outreach

I specifically include outreach to areas of Nepal away from Kathmandu, with nurses and doctors who plan to stay in the country.

Budget

Your donation will go toward:

1) roundt trip plane fare: $1600

2) travel within the country $500

3) lodging for the portion of the time I will be in Kathmandu: $300

4) purchase of some specific equipment - the AT-35 rhythm simulator from Pinnacle Technologies> I leave these in Nepal when I return, with some of the medical colleges that host me.  $600

5) handouts and supplies to teach 24 sessions of the class with about 30 nurses and/or doctors in each session, in locations around the country.  $1000

With this money we train Nepali nurses and doctors to save lives.  I have many testimonials from past participants. Won't you help fund the 2017 trip?

I need to reach the goal by May 1st in order to get there for summer.  PLease share with friends.
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Update 3
Posted by Joe Niemczura
1 day ago
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I got the info as to my tax situation for 2016 and I am pleased to report that I am getting a refund. My plan? I will put it toward my Nepal trip of course. Now, it doesn't go toward the GoFundMe tally - those would be silly. But - when I apply it to the overall goal, it puts me close to the top. Hooray! Having said that, I still would like to make a plea for funding from donors - I can use this to bring teaching materials and supplies with me, which will enhance the sessions I lead. If I had ten more people each contribute $50 each, I can bring one more ecg rhythm generator with me - an indispensable tool - so - pretty please?
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Update 2
Posted by Joe Niemczura
7 days ago
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As summer approaches, this campaign is getting more donations. I am humbled to see that so many people support my project to train doctors and nurses in Nepal. I go there during summer break from my job as a nursing faculty here in USA, but that does not mean it's a vacation. I teach six days a week and I travel to locations outside Kathmandu that are not "touristy." My goal is to conduct 24 sessions of training for as many as 700 nurses and doctors who are likely to stay in Nepal and use their new critical cars skills to improve life expectancy. I have almost enough to buy the ticket - if a hundred more people donated $30 each, I will also bring some training equipment to donate to medical colleges there. why not?
AT-35 from Pinnacle Tech. a mainstay!
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Update 1
Posted by Joe Niemczura
24 days ago
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We're off to a good start for the 2017 summer project to upgrade skills of Nepali nurses and doctors. We're ten percent of the way toward the goal!

Your contribution will make a big difference in the lives of people throughout Nepal. We use a "train-the-trainer" approach.
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$980 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 1 month
Created February 26, 2017
JF
$30
jacqueline fournier
7 days ago

this is my second contribution and hope it helps.

RR
$250
ROGER RENFREW
8 days ago
JC
$50
John Casken
17 days ago
$200
Anonymous
23 days ago
WZ
$100
Wade Zukeran
27 days ago
$200
Anonymous
1 month ago
IW
$100
Isabel Whiston
1 month ago

This work is so important. Your teaching cascades through the healthcare system in Nepal.

AL
$50
Anne Leake
1 month ago
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