Charles G. Durbin, Jr., MD, FCCM
Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery
Medical Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Medical Director, Respiratory Care
Patricia A. Doorley, RRT
Lead Therapist, Heart Center
The answers to the following questions will help prepare for transportation of patients within the hospital.
Branson, RD: Intrahospital transport of critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients. Respir Care 1992; 37:775-795.
Insel J, Weissman C, Kemper M, et al: Cardiovascular changes during transport of critically ill and postoperative patients. Crit Care Med 1986; 14:539-542.
Smith I, Flemming S, Cernaianu A: Mishaps during transport from the intensive care unit. Crit Care Med 1990; 18:278-81.
Weg JG, Haas CF: Safe intra-hospital transport of critically ill ventilator dependent patients. Chest 1989; 96:631-635.
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