Paediatric And Neonatal Critical Care Transport
Paediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Transport
Sick babies and children are moved between hospitals for manyreasons, often to receive specialist care and treatment notavailable locally. For the transfer to be safe and effective it isnecessary to plan carefully for these occasions, and for thedoctors and nurses attending the transport to be able to provideintensive care on the move.The book provides guidance in both of these major areas. The firstsection - 'Planning for Safe and Effective Transport' - detailsissues to be considered by senior staff in setting-up ormodernising a transport programme. General principles and relevantphysiology are outlined, and vehicles and equipment are discussedin depth. The second section - 'Practical Transport Management' -is concerned with different patient groups and key clinical issues.These include the distinctive features of neonatal and paediatricpatients, and management of airway, breathing and circulation.Other chapters discuss airborne transport, pharmacology, trauma,and special interventions for transport such as extracorporealmembrane oxygenation and inhaled nitric oxide.
Specification of Paediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Transport
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