Interfacility transport of the critically ill pediatric patient

Samuel J. Ajizian, Thomas Nakagawa

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Abstract

Care of the critically ill and injured child has evolved over the last 20 years, with growth of regional pediatric critical care services, attendant subspecialties, and the proliferation of pediatric critical care training programs nationally. Concurrent with this evolution has been recognition of the need for specialty care of the critically ill child during air or ground transport to a regional pediatric center. The American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Transport Medicine has provided standards that have been adopted by many neonatal and pediatric transport teams. Team composition varies, but all share the mission of specialized transport for critically ill and injured children in a safe and expeditious process while ultimately improving patient outcome. Specialized pediatric transport teams are costly to maintain. Declining reimbursement for specialized care and reduced profit margins have resulted in extended roles for transport team members within children's hospitals. More stringent budgetary constraints have created challenges for pediatric transport teams in our constantly changing medical environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1361-1367
Number of pages7
JournalChest
Volume132
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Critical care
  • Pediatric
  • Team
  • Transport

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Interfacility transport of the critically ill pediatric patient. / Ajizian, Samuel J.; Nakagawa, Thomas.

In: Chest, Vol. 132, No. 4, 10.2007, p. 1361-1367.

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Ajizian, SJ & Nakagawa, T 2007, 'Interfacility transport of the critically ill pediatric patient', Chest, vol. 132, no. 4, pp. 1361-1367. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.07-0222
Ajizian, Samuel J. ; Nakagawa, Thomas. / Interfacility transport of the critically ill pediatric patient. In: Chest. 2007 ; Vol. 132, No. 4. pp. 1361-1367.
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