A one-day Basics of Burns Management Training has been conducted for the medical staff of INF Nepal on 2nd April 2022. A total of 33 staff from Green Pastures Hospital (GPH), Shining Hospital INF Banke and Surkhet joined the training.

“All the burns are preventable”, Says Dr Arun Kumar Budha, Hospital Director of GPH and one of the training facilitators. He said, “This one-day training is a refresher training organised to sensitise our medical staff from three INF hospitals.”

Dr Suraj Maharjan, Plastic Surgeon at GPH, said, “The proper burns care management may help reduce the mortality and morbidity from burn injuries.”

Burns management is a part of emergency healthcare response at the hospitals. Though INF hospitals provide health care services for chronic illness and rehabilitation services, knowledge about the care and management of burns could be vital as many patients visit INF hospitals with burn injuries. The burns related cases are high during the winter season, says Dr Suraj.

The training focused on the prevention, assessment and treatment of burns. Three groups were formed, and each group discussed nutrition, hygiene, dressing, psychosocial issues and other surgical management regarding burn injuries.

They also discussed the importance of teamwork and motivation from the leadership for achieving quality burn care.

“The basics burn management training was part of a series of in-house training to enhance the capacity of the INF staff, organised by INF’s Community Medical Outreach Project and supported by Humedica”, says Project Manager Bishnu Giri.

This training was jointly facilitated by Dr Arun Kumar Budha and Dr Suraj Maharjan of GPH and Dr Akash, Dr Bikash, Sister Sumitra and Physiotherapist Bhagwati Adhikari of UMN’s Tansen Mission Hospital.

The training was held at the Hotel Barahi, Lakeside, Pokhara.

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