Two principles guide NSI’s training section: (1) Select those cadres most likely to have impact in the government’s rural system, and (2) Partner with Nepal’s best hospitals to provide quality training.

Strategic Cadre
Choosing the right people for training.

Which workers constitute the ideal rural healthcare team?  Who must be present in order to perform an operation, set a fractured arm, manage a patient with fever or a child failing to thrive?

NSI works closely with Nepal’s Ministry of Health to fill gaps in the essential healthcare team.  This frequently involves a programmatic approach known as ‘task-shifting’: doing the job with the available workers.

Anesthesia Assistant Basic anesthesia for emergency operations Nurses and paramedicals
Biomedical Equipment Technician Equipment repair and preventive maintenance

College grads and hospital support staff

Continuing Medical Education Distance course in patient management General doctors
Continuing Professional Development Maintaining competence in the medical profession Doctors, Paramedicals and Nurses
Mid-Level Practicum Clinical skills for general care Paramedicals
Operation Theatre Technic Management Management of Operation Theatre Nurses
Skilled Birth Attendant Routine and complicated deliveries Nurses and midwives

Training through a diverse network.

Quality healthcare training requires clinical experience in an apprenticeship modality. NSI works through a network of larger hospitals – mission, NGO, and government – mostly located outside of Kathmandu.

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