Navigation Links
Newborn transport


Newborn Transport

Newborn transport is necessary to move premature and other sick infants from hospitals without the specialist, intensive care facilities they need to hospitals with neonatal intensive care and other specialist services. Neonatal transport services such as NETS utilise mobile intensive care incubators fitted with mechanical ventilators, infusion pumps and physiological monitors capable of being used in a mobile environment. These transport systems seek to emulate the environment of a neonatal intensive care and permit un-interrupted care to occur in a referring hospital and then during the journey by road or air ambulance. Power and medical gas supplies are carried within the system as well as making use of external supplies; as available. Infant transport systems commonly weigh over 100kg and present a challenge to vehicle operators in terms of weight, manual handling, crash-worthiness and power consumption.

Integrated neonatal life support system

Normally, regular ambulance staff and their vehicles are not equipped to transport sick newborns and special newborn transport teams are provided from either particular hospitals (hospital-based) or established to serve many hospitals (regionally-based). Team composition varies from one country to another, with options including various two or three person combinations of nurse, doctor and respiratory therapist.

A newborn stabilised and ready for transport

Typically, newborn transport teams spend some time stabilising a baby's condition prior to transport. Without adequate stabilisation, a clinical deterioration en route can be expected.

Wherever possible (and safe), in utero transfer is generally preferable to newborn transport. Transfer of the mother while still pregnant and her infant unborn leads to inproved survival and quality of survival for the baby.


'"/>


(Date:2/22/2019)... ... February 22, 2019 , ... Gina Siegel understands what ... two days – and now she’s looking forward to helping other families through ... Transitions’ specially-trained professionals handle decluttering, organizing, packing, moving, resettling, in-home estate sales and ...
(Date:2/22/2019)... RAPID CITY, S.D. (PRWEB) , ... February 22, 2019 , ... ... a new clinic and new team member to their practice. The brand-new Gillette ... to help the practice serve Gillette better. Dr. Monica Morman joins the ...
(Date:2/19/2019)... ... February 19, 2019 , ... Marking ... in Westmoreland County, construction crews on Wednesday will lift into place the final ... open its doors later this year. , The nearly 79,000-square-foot facility – located ...
(Date:2/19/2019)... BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... February 19, ... ... Boxer Wachler Vision Institute, Brian Boxer Wachler, MD, has launched the first ever ... disease that can lead to severe to severe vision loss. The supplement, KC ...
(Date:2/19/2019)... ... February 19, 2019 , ... Liberty University, Sinclair Broadcast ... country , A partnership between Liberty University and Sinclair Broadcast Group that started ... town hall event on Tuesday, February 19, at Charleston Southern University in Charleston, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
Other medicine definition