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C.M.E for Nurses

December 2nd 2015

JMT gives strong emphasis to C.M.E's not just for physician but the nursing faculties as well. These are directly responsible for post operative care of the patients and thus need to informed on latest training issues in the filed they work. On the 2nd December, 2015 at Hotel Annapurna a C.M.E was organized with speakers from the University of the Colorado, USA.

The topic for the nursing conference was Postoperative Care of Cardiac Surgery Patients Course for Nurses. The topics presented by the presenters were:


  1. Cardiac Rhythm Assessment and Hemodynamic Monitoring in the Postoperative Period Donna McDonald, RN, MPH.
  2. Treatment of Low Cardiac Output and Shock in the Postoperative Cardiac Surgery Patient Robert Quaife, M.D.
  3. Peri and Postoperative Blood Transfusion and Thresholds for their Use David Fullerton, M.D.
  4. Infection Prevention in Postoperative Cardiac Surgery Patients Frederick Grover, M.D.
  5. Postoperative Management of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Patients David Campbell, M.D.
  6. Echocardiography in the Postoperative Period—Indications, Technique, Views, and Interpretation Doris Peterson, ECHO Technologist
  7. Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Adults and Children and Its Effects on Postoperative Physiology Scott Lawson, MPS, CCP, FPP (Perfusionist)
  8. Postoperative Cardiac Rehabilitation, Activity, Nutrition and Anticoagulation Management Joan Michaels, RN

Out of the total 64 nurses that attended the conference, 8 were from outside valley, 2 each from the hospitals run by our security forces and remaining from various hospitals from inside the valley. The details of which is given below:

1. Nurses from outside valley that attended the camp were:

    a) Western Regional Hospital, Pokhara
    b) Nobel Medical College, Biratnagar
    c) Dhulikhel Hospital, Dhulikhel
    d) Chitwan Medical College, Chitwan

1. Nurses from outside valley that attended the camp were:

    a) Nepal Armed Police Force Hospital
    b) Nepal Army Hospital
    c) Nepal Police Hospital

Nurses from within the valley were:

    a) Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Center(MCVTC)
    b) Shahid Gangalal National Heart Center(SGNHC)
    c) Civil Service Hospital
    d) Grande International Hospital


The conference began at 9:00am and continued till 3:00pm and was fruitful as there was a lot of interaction between the expert panel and the nurses. Many questions were answered and doubts were cleared. We now hope that these nurses will put their learning into practice.



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