publication . Article . 2018

Preparing The Critically Ill Adult Patient for Transfer

David Menzies; Anna Marie Murphy;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2018 Journal: Irish Journal of Paramedicine (issn: 2009-938X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Irish College of Paramedics
Abstract
<jats:p>&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Background&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;The reorganisation of hospital services in Ireland, the development of hospital groups, centralisation of specialties and reconfiguring of smaller hospitals necessitates inter hospital transfer of patients requiring specialist care to an appropriate hospital that meets their clinical needs. In Ireland, in excess of 1000 adult critical care inter hospital transfers occur per annum(1). The ‘hub-and-spoke’ model is aligned with the hospital group structure and connectivity between hospitals is provided through agreed transport and retrieval services. These transfers are generally undertaken ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Packaging, Retrieval, Critical Care, Medicine (General), R5-920, Medicine, business.industry, business, Checklist, Human error, Health care, Quality management, Patient safety, Preparedness, Psychological intervention, Medical emergency, medicine.disease, Multidisciplinary approach
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