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Transport of the newborn.
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PMID:  602338     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Analysis of facilities used in the transfer of neonates with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (N.I.C.U.) of the Free University Amsterdam during the period 1969-1976 revealed many deficiencies. Most of the sick newborn infants were accompanied by inadequately trained personnel. In a number of cases they were in incubators which could hardly guarantee the neutral thermal temperature for the infant concerned. In the most cases there were no facilities either for resuscitation or for ventilatory assistance during transport. It was found that infants born in the referring hospitals more often required artificial ventilation than infants born in the University Hospital. Since the former were--on an average--more severely ill than the latter, the duration of ventilatory assistance was usually longer and their survival rate was lower. Retrospectively, in many instances referred infants were on admission already in such a condition that artificial ventilation should have been started long before. General aspects of newborn transport, viz. way of transport, incubator with facilities for emergency care i.e. artificial ventilation and intravascular therapy, accompanying personnel, stabilization of the infant, role of education and evaluation of the transport are discussed.
S Srikasibhandha; B P Cats
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zeitschrift für Geburtshilfe und Perinatologie     Volume:  181     ISSN:  0300-967X     ISO Abbreviation:  Z Geburtshilfe Perinatol     Publication Date:  1977 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-03-29     Completed Date:  1978-03-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326205     Medline TA:  Z Geburtshilfe Perinatol     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  460-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Temperature
Incubators, Infant
Infant, Newborn*
Intensive Care Units
Mobile Health Units
Patient Care Team
Respiration, Artificial / methods
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / therapy
Time Factors
Transportation of Patients / methods*

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