Pediatric and Neonatal Interfacility Transport Medicine After Mass Casualty Incidents
Lowe, C.G. (2009). Pediatric and Neonatal Interfacility Transport Medicine After Mass Casualty Incidents. (Abstract only.) The Journal of Trauma. 67(2 Suppl): S168-71.
A mass casualty incident can present major challenges for a critical care transport team, which is essential for the safe interfacility movement of critically ill patients. The author reviews the capabilities and limitations of pediatric and neonatal critical care transport teams and factors that hindered the evacuation of pediatric and neonatal patients after Hurricane Katrina to provide recommendations to improve the efficiency and efficacy of interfacility transport of pediatric patients.