Interhospital transport of critically ill children [Abstract in English]

Cristiane Traiber, Cinara Andreolio, Stelamaris Luchese

Abstract



Aims: To conduct an actual revision of interhospital transport of critically ill children.

Source of data: A bibliographical research was carried
out using the MEDLINE and LILACS database. Only the
more relevant articles were quoted, as well as textbooks.

Summary of the findings: A critically ill child, who
needs to be transferred to a paediatric intensive care
unit, is benefited by a specialize team. It is recommended
a stabilization period previous to the transportation,
with special attention to airway and circulation. The
circumstances of the transport need to be adequate as to
provide security and safeness of patient as well as the
medical team. It also requires equipments and medicines
needed in a treatment.

Conclusions: The interhospital transport of children critically ill can be done in a safe and rapid way by a well trained medical team, with reduction of morbidity and
mortality.

KEY WORDS: CRITICAL ILLNESS; LIFE SUPPORT CARE; TRANSPORTATION OF PATIENTS; CHILD.



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