The National Neonatal Transport Programme (NNTP) 2004-2009

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/189693
Title:
The National Neonatal Transport Programme (NNTP) 2004-2009
Authors:
Noone, D; Bowden, A; Twomey, A
Affiliation:
National Maternity Hospital, Holles St
Citation:
IMJ July/August 2011 Volume 104 Number 7
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Aug-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/189693
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
A retrospective analysis of all National Neonatal Transport Programme (NNTP) transport data from 2004-2009 was performed. 1621 transports were conducted during this period with a yearly average of 271. The majority (96%) were ground transports. 1118 (69%) were forward transfers. Of the 446 (27.5%) retrotransfers, 411 (91%.) were to tertiary centres. When transported, 592 infants (36.5%) were <48 hours old and 770 (47.5%) were <1 week old. 902 transports (55%) involved infants <32 wks birth-gestation and 720 (44%) involved infants weighing <1500gms. Transport for management of patent ductus arteriosus accounted for 357 (22%). The average mobilisation time was 34 minutes. 54% of transports were completed after scheduled service hours. The NNTP currently transports similar numbers of critically ill infants during its 8hr service compared with neonatal transport services that operate 24hr services. Performing PDA ligations in a tertiary neonatal unit would significantly reduce the number of neonatal transports required annually.
Keywords:
NENATE; TRANSPORT

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNoone, Den
dc.contributor.authorBowden, Aen
dc.contributor.authorTwomey, Aen
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-15T16:13:31Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-15T16:13:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-08-
dc.identifier.citationIMJ July/August 2011 Volume 104 Number 7en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/189693-
dc.descriptionA retrospective analysis of all National Neonatal Transport Programme (NNTP) transport data from 2004-2009 was performed. 1621 transports were conducted during this period with a yearly average of 271. The majority (96%) were ground transports. 1118 (69%) were forward transfers. Of the 446 (27.5%) retrotransfers, 411 (91%.) were to tertiary centres. When transported, 592 infants (36.5%) were <48 hours old and 770 (47.5%) were <1 week old. 902 transports (55%) involved infants <32 wks birth-gestation and 720 (44%) involved infants weighing <1500gms. Transport for management of patent ductus arteriosus accounted for 357 (22%). The average mobilisation time was 34 minutes. 54% of transports were completed after scheduled service hours. The NNTP currently transports similar numbers of critically ill infants during its 8hr service compared with neonatal transport services that operate 24hr services. Performing PDA ligations in a tertiary neonatal unit would significantly reduce the number of neonatal transports required annually.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectNENATEen
dc.subjectTRANSPORTen
dc.titleThe National Neonatal Transport Programme (NNTP) 2004-2009en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNational Maternity Hospital, Holles Sten
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-
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