A group of our paediatric staff travelled to Nepal to run a course for medics there about newborn life support.
The course was co-ordinated by consultant paediatrician Anil Tuladhar along with consultant neonatologist Sundaram Janakiraman, retired neonatal ward matron Barbara Harrison, and senior paediatric trainee dr Subhan Christudas.
They were joined by Dr Bernd Reichert, assistant professor In neonatology, Joanne Jenkinson, senior neonatal nurse, Sidra Research Institute in Qatar.
The group held the course in Dhulikhel, a picturesque Himalayan town 20 miles east of Kathmandu.
Anil said: “The response was overwhelming and the course was oversubscribed. Feedback was excellent for the format and conduct of the course. Most of the participants stated that they had never had such a hands on simulation based neonatal life support course. Our aim is to run this annually and and slowly reach out to other areas in Nepal.”
The course was sponsored by Health Exchange Nepal (UK) who provided equipment including manikins. The event was supported by the Dhulikhel Hospital team.
Barbara Harrison also conducted three days hands on training to the nurses about neonatal advanced care.