Dr. Shankar Rai Praises CMES

Kirtipur Hospital in Nepal is situated on the upper slopes of the southern Kathmandu Valley with a mesmerizing view of the Himalayan Mountains from the walkways. The hospital, part of Phect-Nepal, had been operating since 12 April 2006 as a 15-bed outreach hospital of phect-NEPAL/KMH with a special focus on maternity services. Recently it has been upgraded to a 100-bed hospital with additional specialized services. The hospital provides 24-hour emergency services and outpatient department.

One of the specialized services is the Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery headed by Dr. Shankar Rai. Many of you know him as a world leader in innovative surgery techniques. The hospital offers Burn and Plastic Surgery, Nepal Cleft and Burn Center, Acute Burn Care, Nepal Skin Bank, and Wound Clinic.

Dr. Shankar is an original supporter for CMES and even with his years of experience and expert knowledge…had this to say:

I really appreciate your kind help for the improvement of our emergency medical service in Nepal. I have personally used your system and have found useful material for my own education on hand injuries.”

Thank you, Dr. Shankar, for your support.

 

 

EM:RAP – Super Suture Lectures

Last October 2016, I gave a suture lecture at Kathmandu Model Hospital, Grande International Hospital and both CIWEC hospitals in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Although doctors approach suturing in a myriad of ways based on education, preference, and experience, the one thing we agreed on was…reviewing the basics and yearly updates are helpful.

CMES participants can download the excellent suture lecture from the March and April 2017 EM:RAP archives. Share your knowledge and learn from your colleagues by giving a lecture at your institution on wound repair.

March:

Wound Repair Part 1 – Wound Prep

Brian Lin, MD and Zach Shinar, MD
April:

Wound Repair Part 2 – Eversion and Simple Interrupted

Jonathan Kantor, MD, Zach Shinar, MD, and Brian Lin, MD