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2015, iss. 13, pp. 30-34
Inter hospital transport of the critically ill patient
Opšta bolnica Kruševac, Kruševac

emailemina.uinars@gmail.com
Keywords: inter hospital transport; nurse; patient
Abstract
Critically ill patients are transported between facilities daily. Transport is indicated when the patients need for complex diagnostic procedures or sophisticated medical and nursing expertise what can be provided at a facility. When selecting the mode of transport, several factors must be considered, such as distance, the safety of the transport environment, time to and from the receiving facility, the patient's condition and potential for complications, traffic conditions, and weather conditions. Five phases of transport have been identified: 1. Notification and acceptance 2. Preparation of the patient by the transport team 3. The actual transport 4. Turnover of the patient to the receiving hospital 5. Continuous quality improvement monitoring after transport The keys to the success of transport are a comprehensive assessment, determination of the appropriateness of the transfer, collaboration, communication, evaluation and education of personnel. Inter hospital transport provides a vital link between the critically ill patient and expert resources. Whether Nurse is sending, transporting, or receiving patient, an understanding of essential elements of a successful transfer and the role of each team member is most important. This understanding will ensure that the transport process is safe for the patient and the transport team and brings positive outcomes of the patients transport.

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published in SCIndeks: 24/03/2016

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