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#1 BaffinBoy

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:59 PM

Hello folks,

Would you neonatal experts please recommend resources that you have found helpful in the exciting world of neonatal transport/neonatology? Any resources such as texts, websites, journals etc would be appreciated. (I've found a few from other posts on the site but would like to get some more.)

I'll provide a little back ground about myself and what I do so you get a sense of where the request is coming from. I work for a company based in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. We transport patients of all ages from remote communities in the arctic to the hospital on Iqaluit and on to centres in the south based on what resources they require. The hospital in Iqaluit has one staff paediatrician and at times a paediatric resident (the residents must have completed their PICU rotation prior to coming to Iqaluit). The hospital doesn't have an adult ICU let alone a PICU or NICU. Our team is comprised of either RN/RN or RN/RTT +/- a paediatrician. There are approximately 4 -5 critically ill neonates transported from this region to the south per year. As you can well imagine, nobody is going to pay to have a dedicated neonatal team on stand by for that many transports per year! (We were working with teams in the south but having them come up to the arctic was turned down by the government due to the cost. Therefore, we are stuck with doing the transports.) Our flight time from Iqaluit to Ottawa is 3 hours in a Lear plus ground transport time. The arctic environment can be particularly challenging as you can imagine. The temperature in the winter with wind chill is frequently as low as -40 C/F. Any exposed tubes or IV lines freeze instantly! There is only about 3 - 4 hours of daylight during the winter months.

We are all current in NRP and STABLE but as far as I'm concerned that is pretty basic for these little peanuts. So I appeal to you to direct me to your favourite resources!!!

Thanks,
Phil
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#2 SerendepitySaki

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:54 PM

http://www.flightweb...al&fromsearch=1

http://www.critical-....pro/references (scroll down, look for neo-pedes stuff) share. enjoy.

I am also advertising a neonatal-pedi transport review course on the FlightWeb home page. If you can't come to me, I can come to you. Please e-mail me at sean.smith@critical-care.pro for details.
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:40 AM

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