Successful Stroke CME at Bharatpur Hospital

On May 30, 2024, Dr Pradesh Ghimire from Bharatpur Hospital in Nepal hosted an engaging and successful event focused on Acute Stroke Management, featuring both a Continuing Medical Education (CME) session and a table talk exercise. The event was attended by 30 participants, all of whom contributed to a vibrant and productive atmosphere, underscoring the growing importance of stroke awareness and management in the region.

The day commenced with a registration and tea session from 9:30 to 9:50, providing a casual setting for attendees to network and prepare for the intensive schedule ahead. Dr. Rabin Bom officially welcomed the participants at 9:50, setting the tone for a day of learning and collaboration.

Key Sessions

  1. Introduction to Stroke (10:00 – 10:30): Dr. Kalyan Sapkota delivered an insightful introduction to stroke, outlining the basics and emphasizing the critical importance of timely intervention.

  2. Stroke in Nepal: A Prospective (10:30 – 11:00): Dr. Prabesh Panta offered a detailed perspective on stroke within the Nepalese context, discussing the unique challenges and opportunities in the region.

  3. Stroke in ED + NIHSS (11:00 – 11:40): This session, led by Dr. Rabin Bom, focused on the emergency department’s role in stroke management and the use of the NIH Stroke Scale.

  4. Imaging in Stroke (11:40 – 12:00): Dr. Pradesh Ghimire discussed advanced imaging techniques crucial for accurate stroke diagnosis and treatment planning.

  5. Stroke Management (12:00 – 12:30): Dr. Christoph Kosinski provided a comprehensive overview of current stroke management protocols, highlighting the latest best practices.

  6. Nursing Prospective on Stroke Management (12:30 – 13:00): Dr. Andrea Kosinski, in a live session, addressed the critical role of nursing in stroke care, emphasizing patient-centered approaches.

Following a brief lunch break, the event continued with a session on Mechanical Thrombectomy by Dr. Pradesh Ghimire, showcasing cutting-edge interventional techniques.

Conclusion and Feedback

The day concluded with a feedback session and a round of cold coffee, allowing participants to reflect on the day’s learning and discuss future directions. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with many participants expressing gratitude for the comprehensive and interactive nature of the event.

Final Thoughts

The Nepal Stroke Project at Bharatpur Hospital was a resounding success, bringing together experts and practitioners to enhance stroke management in Nepal. The collaborative spirit and high engagement levels demonstrated the commitment of the medical community to improving stroke care outcomes in the region. This event marks a significant step forward in the fight against stroke in Nepal, promising better care and awareness in the years to come.

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