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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Dr Sampsa Kiuru

PositionProfessional Practice Fellow and paper convener GENA723 Trauma and Emergencies in Rural Settings, and GENA727 Surgical Specialties in Rural Hospitals
DepartmentsDepartment of General Practice and Rural Health (Dunedin), Department of Surgery (Christchurch)
QualificationsMD FACEM FDRHMNZ PGCertCPU
Research summaryRural Health; medical education
Teaching
  • Co-convenor Trauma and Emergencies in Rural Hospitals
  • Co-convenor Surgical Specialties in Rural Hospitals
  • Interest in fracture / orthopaedic management and medical simulation for rural health practitioners
ClinicalRural Hospital Generalist, Dunstan Hospital, Central Otago

Research

Dr Sampsa Kiuru works as a Clinical Senior Lecturer based at the Rural Health Academic Centre, Ashburton Hospital. Current interests include incorporation of simulation based education into rural medical education, building a national rural hospital research network as well as research into procedural sedation practices in rural hospitals. Dr Kiuru also works part-time at Dunstan Hospital and teaches the 'GENA 723 Trauma and Emergencies in Rural Settings' paper for the University of Otago's rural postgraduate programme.

Publications

Gutenstein, M., Kiuru, S., & Withington, S. (2019). Development of a rural inter-professional simulation course: An initiative to improve trauma and emergency team management in New Zealand rural hospitals. Journal of Primary Health Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1071/HC18071

Nixon, G., Blattner, K., Muirhead, J., Kiuru, S., & Kerse, N. (2019). Point-of-care ultrasound for FAST and AAA in rural New Zealand: Quality and impact on patient care. Rural & Remote Health, 19(3), 5027. doi: 10.22605/RRH5027

Gutenstein, M., & Kiuru, S. (2019). Building collaborative research networks across rural and provincial Aotearoa. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1493), 12-14. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Gutenstein, M., & Kiuru, S. (2018). The Matthew effect in New Zealand rural hospital trauma and emergency care: Why rural simulation-based education matters. New Zealand Medical Journal, 1476(131), 81-84. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Madsen, M., Kiuru, S., Castrèn, M., & Kurland, L. (2015). The level of evidence for emergency department performance indicators: A systematic review. European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 22(5), 298-305. doi: 10.1097/MEJ.0000000000000279

Journal - Research Article

Gutenstein, M., Kiuru, S., & Withington, S. (2019). Development of a rural inter-professional simulation course: An initiative to improve trauma and emergency team management in New Zealand rural hospitals. Journal of Primary Health Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1071/HC18071

Nixon, G., Blattner, K., Muirhead, J., Kiuru, S., & Kerse, N. (2019). Point-of-care ultrasound for FAST and AAA in rural New Zealand: Quality and impact on patient care. Rural & Remote Health, 19(3), 5027. doi: 10.22605/RRH5027

Madsen, M., Kiuru, S., Castrèn, M., & Kurland, L. (2015). The level of evidence for emergency department performance indicators: A systematic review. European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 22(5), 298-305. doi: 10.1097/MEJ.0000000000000279

Kiuru, S. (2006). Ultrasound in New Zealand emergency departments. ASUM Ultrasound Bulletin, 9(2), 21-24.

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Journal - Research Other

Gutenstein, M., & Kiuru, S. (2019). Building collaborative research networks across rural and provincial Aotearoa. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1493), 12-14. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Gutenstein, M., & Kiuru, S. (2018). The Matthew effect in New Zealand rural hospital trauma and emergency care: Why rural simulation-based education matters. New Zealand Medical Journal, 1476(131), 81-84. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Schroeder, E. D., Jacquet, G., Becker, T. K., Foran, M., Goldberg, E., Aschkenasy, M., … on behalf of the Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review (GEMLR) Group, including Kiuru, S. (2012). Global emergency medicine: A review of the literature from 2011. Academic Emergency Medicine, 19(10), 1196-1203. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2012.01447.x

Aschkenasy, M., Arnold, K., Foran, M., Lippert, S., Schroeder, E. D., Bertsch, K., … on behalf of the International Emergency Medicine Literature Review Group, including Kiuru, S. (2011). International emergency medicine: A review of the literature from 2010. Academic Emergency Medicine, 18(8), 872-879. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2011.01129.x

Barillari, A., & Kiuru, S. (2010). Detection of spontaneous pneumothorax with chest ultrasound in the emergency department. Internal & Emergency Medicine, 5(3), 253-255. doi: 10.1007/s11739-010-0347-z

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