Workshop Neonatal Transports

Christian Heiring and Morten Breindahl

Postnatal interfacility transfers of sick newborn infants in need for highly specialized care is a high-risk procedure. At the same time, it is a complicated task to perform in a completely different environment without the back-up from a well-manned and -equipped university hospital. The ultimate purpose of these high-risk neonatal transports is to deploy competence and equipment from a level III-IV NICU to a peripheral hospital, diagnose and treat the patient as well as safeguarding stability during the up-scale transport. This interactive workshop focuses on essential processes, team-work development as well as safety issues related to emergency neonatal transports.