Transport of critically ill adults.

  title={Transport of critically ill adults.},
  author={J. Ehrenwerth and S Sorbo and Alvin Hackel},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={14 6},
Interhospital transport can be hazardous because of rapid changes in a patient's physiologic status and the use of monitoring systems. A retrospective study evaluated the first 204 critically ill adult patients transported from community hospitals to Stanford Medical Center by a special transport team. To relate the risk of transport to severity of illness, a retrospective scoring system was devised. Sixty-one percent (n = 125) of the patients were at high risk for transport. The patients were… CONTINUE READING

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