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Neonatal, Adult and Paediatric Safe Transfer and Retrieval


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Working group vii Contributors ix PaNSTaR (Paediatric and Neonatal Safe Transfer and Retrieval) first edition xi STaR (Safe Transfer and Retrieval) first and second editions xiii Preface xv Acknowledgements xvii Contact details and website information xix How to use your textbook xxi Part 1: Introduction 1 1 Introduction 3 2 Medicine on the move 7 3 Planning the move 9 4 Human factors 13 Part 2: The elements of transfer 23 5 Assessment 25 6 Control 27 7 Communication 29 8 Evaluation 35 9 Preparation and packaging 39 10 Transportation 53 Part 3: Practical considerations 63 11 SCRUMP - the differences between transport and hospital?based care 65 12 Safety and the team 73 Part 4: Clinical considerations 81 13 Clinical considerations - an introduction 83 14 Clinical considerations for neonates and children 87 15 Clinical considerations for adults 107 Part 5: Special considerations 117 16 Support for the family 119 17 Air transfers - an introduction 123 18 Respiratory support and the patient with a difficult airway or tracheostomy 133 19 Patient monitoring 153 20 The infectious or contaminated patient 161 21 Governance, legal and insurance issues 167 22 Documentation 173 Part 6: Appendices 177 A Intensive care levels: classification of ICU patient dependency 179 B Transfer quick reference 181 C Pre?departure checks 183 D Generic forms: referral and transfer 185 E Glossary 207 Index 215

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Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) improves outcomes for people in life-threatening situations, anywhere along the health care pathway, anywhere in the world. ALSG is a leading medical education charity and have delivered advanced life support training to over 225,000 clinicians in 44 countries, across 5 continents, for over 25 years.

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