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Expert Committee Workshop to Develop Training Manual for Diabetes-nurses

Expert Committee Workshop

Dhulikhel Hospital-Kathmandu University Hospital is running a 3-year project titled “Nurse-led continuum of care approach for addressing diabetes in Nepal” funded by World Diabetes Foundation (WDF) since February 2018.

Development of the manual for diabetes nurses, its approval and implementation are the core part of this project. The manual was developed by a multidisciplinary approach with the involvement of diabetes educators Ms. Pushpanjali Shakya, Ms. Ranjana Neupane, Ms. Sherima Pradhan; nutritionist Ms. Sanju Karmacharya; physiotherapist Ms. Nistha Shrestha, and pharmacist Ms. Shreena Shrestha.

We organized a three-day, intensive expert committee workshop from 21st Dec to 23rd 2018. The aim of the workshop was to finalize the draft of manual. The workshop was co-ordinated by Ms. Pushpanjali Shakya, Project co-ordinator. There were five external experts: Dr. Pradeep Krishna Shrestha, Gasteroenterologist and Diabetologist from Tribhuwan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) representing Diabetes Nepal; Dr. Dina Shrestha, Endocrinologist from Norvic Hospital and president of Diabetes and Endocrinology Association of Nepal (DEAN); Dr. Ishwor Prasad Upadhyaya, Master Trainer and RH Training Co-ordinator from National Health Training Center (NHTC); Prof. Goma Devi Niraula Shrestha, president of Nepal Nursing Council (NNC) and Ms. Ishwori Khanal, senior nursing supervisor cum diabetes educator of Tribhuwan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH).  The internal experts were Dr. Ram Bahadur Gurung, Head of the department of Internal medicine; Dr. Rajendra Tamrakar, Consultant, Internal Medicine; Dr. Angira Shrestha, Opthalmologist; Dr. Anmol Shrestha, General Physician; Dr. Kunta Devi Pun, Co-ordinator, Nursing Program, Kathmandu University School of Medical Science and Ms. Subasna Shrestha, Deputy Matron. The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Biraj Man Karmacharya (Project leader) and Dr. Abha Shrestha (WDF project core member).

There will be further edition and compilation of the corrected version of the manual for final approval.

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