Kristin Kuzma

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Prior studies have found that > 50% of prehospital intravenous catheters (i.v.s) were unutilized for treatment; however, few data are available regarding which patients benefit. The objective of this study was to examine the association between i.v. utilization in the field, paramedic primary impression, and patient presentation. Prehospital records for(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to characterise the prehospital experience of Tanzanian trauma patients, and identify barriers and facilitators to implement community-based emergency medical systems (EMS). SETTINGS Our study was conducted in the emergency department of an urban national referral hospital in Tanzania. PARTICIPANTS A convenience sample of 34 adult(More)
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