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Nepal

Nepal
Nepal: Days Three and Four

Rick had many cases these two days. He helped reduce multiple carpal bone fractures and four metacarpal dislocations in a man with a crush injury.

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Nepal: Day Two

Hutch’s morning lectures have included congenital hand abnormalities and frostbite. Interestingly, Kirtipur sees few cold injuries; these are handled initially at the trauma center.

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Nepal: Day One Part II

While Dr. Hutch was in the OR, Alan and I observed in the Emergency Department.  There are almost no EM trained physicians in Nepal–most are General Practice Physicians. Our host was Dr. Nijina who supervised several House Staff and medical students. The various levels of training remain obscure to me! Everyone understood and spoke some English, but the fluency varied. Fortunately, illness and medications were easy to understand.

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Nepal: Day One

Welcome to Kathmandu! Our gracious host, Dr. Shankar Rai , picked us up at 7:30 and brought us to Kirtipur Hospital. The hospital is situated southwest of the old city up in the hills with a scenic overlook of the valley. 

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