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Neonatal, Adult and Paediatric Safe Transfer and Retrieval: A Practical Approach to Transfers

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Neonatal, Adult and Paediatric Safe Transfer and Retrieval: A Practical Approach to Transfers

Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG)

ISBN: 978-1-119-14492-2 September 2019 Wiley-Blackwell 240 Pages

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Neonatal, Adult and Paediatric Safe Transfer and Retrieval is a new and vital instalment in the blended learning course from the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG), which aims to provide hospital staff at all levels with essential information on the inter- and intra-hospital transfer of both child and adult patients. 

This essential manual covers the basics of mobile medicine, the elements of transfer, patient and team safety, and the practical and clinical considerations associated with the patient transfer process. Each chapter makes use of checklists, practical examples and content summaries to help readers understand and overcome the challenges of both adult and paediatric patient transfers. 

  • Combines Paediatric and Neonatal Safe Transport and Retrieval (PaNSTaR) and the (Adult) Safe Transport and Retrieval (STaR) into a single volume (NAPSTaR)
  • Written and edited by an expert team of specialists from across the UK
  • Complements Advanced Paediatric Life Support and Prehospital Paediatric Life Support 
Neonatal, Adult and Paediatric Safe Transfer and Retrieval is a must-have resource for doctors, nurses, paramedics and healthcare professionals involved in patient transfer and those in ALSG courses in patient transport.

Working group vii

Contributors ix

PaNSTaR (Paediatric and Neonatal Safe Transfer and Retrieval) first edition xi

STaR (Safe Transfer and Retrieval) first and second editions xiii

Preface xv

Acknowledgements xvii

Contact details and website information xix

How to use your textbook xxi

Part 1: Introduction 1

1 Introduction 3

2 Medicine on the move 7

3 Planning the move 9

4 Human factors 13

Part 2: The elements of transfer 23

5 Assessment 25

6 Control 27

7 Communication 29

8 Evaluation 35

9 Preparation and packaging 39

10 Transportation 53

Part 3: Practical considerations 63

11 SCRUMP – the differences between transport and hospital‐based care 65

12 Safety and the team 73

Part 4: Clinical considerations 81

13 Clinical considerations – an introduction 83

14 Clinical considerations for neonates and children 87

15 Clinical considerations for adults 107

Part 5: Special considerations 117

16 Support for the family 119

17 Air transfers – an introduction 123

18 Respiratory support and the patient with a difficult airway or tracheostomy 133

19 Patient monitoring 153

20 The infectious or contaminated patient 161

21 Governance, legal and insurance issues 167

22 Documentation 173

Part 6: Appendices 177

A Intensive care levels: classification of ICU patient dependency 179

B Transfer quick reference 181

C Pre‐departure checks 183

D Generic forms: referral and transfer 185

E Glossary 207

Index 215