Kuelee Lao Faiyia has successfully completed his comprehensive examination in the LFHC Nurse Anesthesia Program.
As part of the program, he administered anesthesia in more than 600 procedures at the hospital and attended classes in basic sciences, pharmacology, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and anesthesia management.
The program has been approved by the Luang Prabang Provincial Health Department and has been submitted for recognition by the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists.
Kuelee began his career at LFHC in July, 2015, as a nurse in the Outpatient Department. The hospital’s Nurse Anesthesia Program began the following month and Kuelee was selected as a student.
He participated in classroom study and clinical instruction for seven months at Angkor Hospital for Children in 2015 and 2016. He has beentaught by nearly two dozen volunteers, primarily from the Health Volunteers Overseas organization. He also gained anesthesia expertise during a one-month rotation taught by faculty of the Department of Anesthesiology at Siriraj Hospital Mahidol University in Bangkok.