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RE: stable neonate transports



There are many titles I could think of that would work.  
The list would include physician, respiratory therapist, 
Neonatal Nurse practictioner and yes, nurse.  This 
profession is not a battle of titles!
Steve Ullrich
> What other title could work in an NICU?  It is vital to have NICU
> experience.  Not just a few classes and precepting with the patient type.
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:	SUllrich@att.net [SMTP:SUllrich@att.net]
> > Sent:	Monday, April 01, 2002 1:50 PM
> > To:	flightmed@flightweb.com
> > Subject:	RE: stable neonate transports
> > 
> > Again, I think we can leave titles out of the discussion 
> > as to who should transport neonates.  The important 
> > thing is that you have the specialty training and 
> > equipment to care for this unique group of patients.  In 
> > most cases this means someone who works routinely with 
> > neonates and is familiar with the neonatal transport 
> > environment.  I would resist any temptation for adult or 
> > pediatric trained caregivers to transport neonatal 
> > patients no matter how stable. I also agree that to call 
> > yourself a critical care team, you should have two 
> > highly trained individuals in the patient care 
> > compartment of the transport vehicle.
> > 
> > Steve Ullrich, RN
> > > Our state laws require the team composition to include a neonatal RN.
> > Our
> > > team feels that regardless of what the law reads, we would send the RN
> > > anyway.  Neonates  can go downhill very quickly.  Their care is a
> > specialty.
> > > An RN would be the minimum we would send.
> > > 
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From:	sdeboer@uchospitals.edu [SMTP:sdeboer@uchospitals.edu]
> > > > Sent:	Friday, March 29, 2002 9:06 PM
> > > > To:	nicu-net@u.washington.edu; flightmed@flightweb.com
> > > > Cc:	dzeglin@uchospitals.edu
> > > > Subject:	stable neonate transports
> > > > 
> > > >      Greetings - Our medical center based team is utilized for all
> > > > critical 
> > > >      care transports into our house (neonatal/pediatric/adult) & we 
> > > >      commonly only have one crew on duty per shift - with this
> > staffing 
> > > >      pattern, we can miss flights because we are transporting a
> > "perfectly
> > > > 
> > > >      stable" newborn - as we routinely triage peds & adult patients as
> > to 
> > > >      appropriate crew configuration (full transport team vs. specialty
> > 
> > > >      medics alone), we feel that our specialty trained paramedics
> > could 
> > > >      very appropriately transport these babies as well without having
> > an
> > > > RN 
> > > >      present - I am looking to see what other facilities require in
> > > > regards 
> > > >      to crew configuration for stable neonates (i.e. hyperbili, coming
> > for
> > > > 
> > > >      a neuro/ortho eval,etc) - i.e. is a transport nurse always needed
> > for
> > > > 
> > > >      babies & why?
> > > >      Thanx for your input
> > > >      Scott DeBoer RN,MSN
> > > >      Flight Nurse Educator : UCAN
> > > >      University of Chicago Hospitals
> > > >      Chicago, IL USA
> > > > 
> > > > 
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