Interhospital Pediatric Intensive Care Transport

  • G. D. Vos
  • G. Ramsay
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Recent developments in providing intensive care for children have lead to centralization in tertiary centers. The reason is the evidence that critically ill children show a better clinical outcome when treated in tertiary pediatric intensive care units (ICUs) than when treated in non-tertiary pediatric centers [1–4]. Major problems hindering the transfer of all children, requiring tertiary pediatric intensive care, to specialized centers are:
  • the lack of sufficient pediatric intensive care beds in tertiary centers

  • the reluctance of physicians in general hospitals to refer these critically ill children, and

  • the organization of safe transportation of these children on a regular basis.


Tertiary Center Invasive Blood Pressure Transport Team Interhospital Transfer Retrieval Team 
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