On the 27th and 28th March 2016, an overseas team of six from the UK and Quatar, coordinated by Dr Anil Tuladhar, Consultant Paediatrician at University Hospital of North Tees, conducted a two day Newborn Life Support (NLS) course at Dhulikhel Hospital in the Kathmandu Valley.
The course was fully subscribed very quickly, with the maximum of 25 participants attending both days.
Feedback for the format and conduct of the course was excellent with many participants stating that this was the most "hands on" simulation-based neonatal life support course they had attended.
Health Exchange Nepal (UK) is delighted to have sponsored the course and provided the necessary equipment required, including manikins. The course was run in collaboration with North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust (UK) and ably supported by the Dhulikhel Hospital team.
The team plans to run this course every year and reach out to other areas in Nepal to attend.
Barbara Harrison, Retired Ward Matron Neonatal Unit from Northern Deanery in UK, also conducted three days of neonatal advanced care training to the Dhulikhel nurses prior to the NLS course.