Can Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia Improve Rural Anesthesia Services and Address Safety Issues in Low Income Country? Perspective from Nepal

  • Pawan Kumar Hamal National Academy of Medical Science, National Trauma Center, Kathmandu, Nepal,
  • Anuj Jung Rayamajhi Civil Service Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Nabin Pokhrel National Academy of Medical Science, National Trauma Center, Kathmandu, Nepal,
  • Rupesh Kumar Yadav National Academy of Medical Science, National Trauma Center, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Prajjwal Raj Bhattarai Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal,
  • Navindra Raj Bista Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Abstract

Provision of anesthesia services in a deprived area particularly in low income countries is a major challenge all over the globe. Along with issues of manpower, logistics, services, there lies agendas of safety and accuracy while delivering the services. With rise in ultrasound use in regional anesthesia, pain and perioperative care, it is prudent that some of these issues can be addressed with proper training, mentoring and monitoring. The global idea needs to be implemented locally to reach out to huge volume of patients who are inadequately treated for the various painful conditions. A group of regional enthusiasts from Nepal takes the vision and mission in Nepalese context to address the issues.
Keywords: Low income country; rural anesthesia; safety; ultrasound guided regional anesthesia

Published
2020-04-20
How to Cite
HAMAL, Pawan Kumar et al. Can Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia Improve Rural Anesthesia Services and Address Safety Issues in Low Income Country? Perspective from Nepal. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, [S.l.], v. 18, n. 1, p. 144-146, apr. 2020. ISSN 1999-6217. Available at: <http://jnhrc.com.np/index.php/jnhrc/article/view/2614>. Date accessed: 25 may 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.33314/jnhrc.v18i1.2614.