Journal article

A checklist for intrahospital transport of critically ill patients improves compliance with transportation safety guidelines

Peter Williams, Sathappan Karuppiah, Kate Greentree, Jai Darvall

Australian Critical Care | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Critically ill patients are often transferred from the intensive care unit (ICU) to other locations around the hospital during which adverse events, some life threatening, are common. An intercollegiate guideline covering the transport of critically ill patients exists in Australasia; however, compliance with this guideline has previously been shown to be poor, and its role in improving safety in transportation of patients in the ICU is unknown. We performed a pre-post interventional study in a tertiary metropolitan ICU, assessing the impact of the introduction of a transport checklist on guideline compliance. METHODS: We performed a prospective, pre-post interventional study, in..

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