Transport of High-Risk Newborns

  • L. Wille


High-risk pregnancies and deliveries should be promptly referred to a tertiary care facility to provide optimal care utilizing all the facilities of modern perinatology. The fetus and newborn requiring treatment must rely upon a high level of cooperation among obstetrical and pediatric perinatologists [3, 4]. In some cases, unforeseen risks or complications may occur immediately before, during, or after the delivery which place the neonate in jeopardy. The condition of the mother during pregnancy or labor and unforeseen urgencies may make maternal transfer inadvisable. In such cases a safe, reliable means of transporting the compromised infant from the delivery room to the intensive care facility must be available [6]. The safe transport of newborns manifesting or with anticipated impairments of vital function requires special preparations. The professional expertise for such an undertaking is found in the realm of neonatal intensive medicine [4]. The goal of the transport of high-risk newborns is to extend the facilities of neonatal intensive medicine into the maternity clinic.


Tertiary Care Facility Maternity Clinic Intensive Care Facility Mobile Intensive Care Unit Accessory Equipment 
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