Michael Duncan

I have worked on the Nepal Burns Reconstructive Team twice before and Nepal twice before that. I have a background in combat trauma care and am trained to First Responder grade within the NSW RFS as well as being a qualified instructor, crew leader and Major Incident Management. I have performed the roles for the Nepal Plastics and Gynae teams assisting with supportive technologies, patient assessment, preliminary unscheduled pateient assessment, recovery, scout nursing, wound care/dressings and am very familiar with the equipment, terminology and processes of plastic reconstructive surgery. I'm fairly handy on the tools so emergency Operating table repair and bespoke hand surgery pressure cuff creation are inside my area of expertise. With my military and RFS background I'm more than happy to head into the more remote areas of Nepal if that is to be considered again for 2014.

Apr 17

All good things must come to an end – until next year that is

Another year comes to an end in Nepal for the Burns surgery team. All trips are filled with all different types of emotions.

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Apr 15

How do all these cases come about?

Take a look into the life of a Nepali family and see why so many burn cases occur.

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Apr 11

5000th Patient

Today marks the 5000th Patient for Open Heart International, what an achievement!

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Apr 08

Assessment Day

Over 100 patients were assessed today, 40 of these cases will have surgery which begins tomorrow.

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Apr 07

First 48 Hours

The first 48 hours of the Nepal Burns Team trip for 2014 has seen tired eyes and polo shirts lead the agenda.

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