There has been an improved prognosis of patients with major trauma, acute myocardial infarction and acute stroke due to rapid provision of appropriate medical care by use of air transport.
Quality of interhospital transport of critically ill patients: a prospective audit. Training No studies have evaluated the effect of specific transfer training on outcome. Vibration The various sources of vibration depend on the mode of transfer.
Transport of critically ill adults. Acid-base derangement, equipment dislodgement and interruption in vital infusions such as vasopressor, inotrope, analgesia and sedation may occur. Changes in vital parameters just before and after transfer might be more reasonable, but then definitions or cut off points should be agreed.
The various reports of clinical investigations and diagnostic studies should be handed over to the receiving team. Second, we have to agree on how transfers should be assessed. Each network has a lead clinician and manager whose responsibilities include the development of referral pathways and transfer protocols [ 15 ].
The obvious advantage of a specialized retrieval team is that it is more familiar with transport-specific procedures and equipment, although several other advantages of retrieval teams have also been proposed.
Ideally, the most appropriate receiving hospital is chosen and the patient or relatives agree with the transfer. Neth J Med.