The National Neonatal Transport Programme (NNTP) 2004-2009.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/217175
Title:
The National Neonatal Transport Programme (NNTP) 2004-2009.
Authors:
Noone, D; Bowden, A; Twomey, A
Affiliation:
Department of Neonatology, National Maternity Hospital, Holles St, Dublin 2. dgnoone@gmail.com
Citation:
The National Neonatal Transport Programme (NNTP) 2004-2009. 2011, 104 (8):232-4 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Sep-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/217175
PubMed ID:
22125875
Abstract:
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.
Language:
en
MeSH:
Critical Illness; Documentation; Humans; Infant, Newborn; Intensive Care, Neonatal; Ireland; Retrospective Studies; Transportation of Patients
ISSN:
0332-3102
Ethical Approval:
N/A

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNoone, D-
dc.contributor.authorBowden, A-
dc.contributor.authorTwomey, A-
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-30T13:34:35Z-
dc.date.available2012-03-30T13:34:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-09-
dc.identifier.citationThe National Neonatal Transport Programme (NNTP) 2004-2009. 2011, 104 (8):232-4 Ir Med J-
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid22125875-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/217175-
dc.description.abstractA 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.-
dc.language.isoen-
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.subject.meshCritical Illness-
dc.subject.meshDocumentation-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newborn-
dc.subject.meshIntensive Care, Neonatal-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.subject.meshTransportation of Patients-
dc.titleThe National Neonatal Transport Programme (NNTP) 2004-2009.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Neonatology, National Maternity Hospital, Holles St, Dublin 2. dgnoone@gmail.com-
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journal-
dc.type.qualificationlevelN/Aen
cr.approval.ethicalN/Aen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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