Learning to Suture
We are planning our next midwife training camp in Ilam, Nepal for late September, 2013 into early October. Midwives will travel from the surrounding regions of eastern Nepal to gather at Himalayan Healthcare’s Community Hospital in Ilam for 10 days of intense hands on training.
Our midwifery skills training program in Nepal includes teaching our students how to suture. They are eager learners and master the skills very quickly. With your generous support we are able to equip each midwife with a delivery bag, which includes a basic set of instruments for suturing. The bag also contains many other items for them to practice including a stethoscope, a blood pressure cuff, a fetoscope, gestational wheels and a booklet entitled Helping Babies Breathe.
Basic Suture set:
Rat toothed forceps for suturing
Straight scissors for suture cutting
Watching these midwives master the skills we teach them is rewarding beyond measure. The midwives learned many skills that they will take back to their communities to provide a much higher level of care. And they are committed to provide training to other midwives in their areas. Midwives in Nepal practice in very remote areas, where help is several days away. Therefore, every bit of training, and every piece of equipment, becomes critical to save lives. By helping us to train midwives in Nepal, you are saving lives.