Northwestern Medicine Team Aims to Improve Trauma Care in Bolivia
By Megan McCannEmergency Medicine and Trauma February 19, 2013
A Northwestern Medicine team of trauma surgeons, nurses, medical students, and ancillary staff, is traveling to La Paz as part of the Crescendos Alliance Trauma Initiative (CATI) with a goal of creating long-term partnerships between Bolivian and American hospitals to improve the pre-hospital and hospital trauma care systems throughout Bolivia. Steven Schuetz, a graduating medical student at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, who spearheaded the initiative, arrived in La Paz last week. In March, he will be joined by Mamta Swaroop, MD, an attending trauma surgeon at Northwestern Memorial and assistant professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Jennifer Mullen, RN, trauma coordinator at Northwestern Memorial; and Inge LeBlanc, RN, surgical ICU staff nurse at Northwestern Memorial.
You can follow Steven’s experience in Bolivia on his blog.*