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A scoring system for evaluating the condition of transported neonates.
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PMID:  10127865     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A scoring system for the evaluation of the clinical status of transported small premature infants was modified to make it applicable to the evaluation of both premature and term infants. Blood glucose concentration, systolic blood pressure, blood pH and PO2, and body temperature were assessed and given scores of 0, 1 or 2 for abnormal, borderline and normal values, respectively. The scoring system was used for quality assurance studies of changes in patient status during transport from community hospitals to the neonatal intensive care unit and proved useful in identifying inadequate attention to body-temperature maintenance. The scoring system showed an improvement in the criterion after changes in clinical monitoring and management of body temperature were instituted. An additional use of the scoring system was for the identification of specific problems in neonatal stabilization in referring community hospitals.
K Schreiner; J W Reynolds; G Benda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Air medical journal     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1067-991X     ISO Abbreviation:  Air Med. J.     Publication Date:  1993 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-09-23     Completed Date:  1993-09-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312325     Medline TA:  Air Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  89-92     Citation Subset:  H    
Doernbecher Childrens Hospital, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland.
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MeSH Terms
Forms and Records Control
Hospitals, Pediatric / organization & administration
Hospitals, University / organization & administration
Infant, Newborn
Intensive Care, Neonatal / standards*
Monitoring, Physiologic
Neonatal Screening / standards
Quality Assurance, Health Care / organization & administration*
Transportation of Patients / standards*

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