Pedsrusscott | 7 Oct 01:49 2008

isolette transports - non neonate question

Greetings - I'm looking for input on how other teams transport little ones (not in the nursery/NICU), but
from the ER/peds floors (i.e. kid is a few weeks old, but still "little" - Especially for those under 10 or so
pounds, do you bring an isolette vs. porta-warmers & pedi-mates? Any experiences welcomed
thanx!
Scott DeBoer RN,MSN,CFRN,EMT-P
Peds-R-Us Medical Education
Thomas, Christa | 7 Oct 01:59 2008

RE: isolette transports - non neonate question

For us, if they fit in the isolette, that is how they are transported.
Generally these are babies under 5.5 kg, but we have squeezed them in up
to 6kg. For babies (non-neonates over 5 kg) and toddlers who are
relatively stable (not intubated), we usually prefer a car seat secured
to the gurney over the pedi-mate.  

Christa Thomas, RN
Patient Care Manager
UCSF Children's Hospital
Transport Team

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Greetings - I'm looking for input on how other teams transport little
ones (not in the nursery/NICU), but from the ER/peds floors (i.e. kid is
a few weeks old, but still "little" - Especially for those under 10 or
so pounds, do you bring an isolette vs. porta-warmers & pedi-mates? Any
experiences welcomed
thanx!
Scott DeBoer RN,MSN,CFRN,EMT-P
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Kimberly Harrell | 7 Oct 04:40 2008
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Re: isolette transports - non neonate question

It is our policy that all infants under 5 kg must be transported in an isolette. Over 5 kg we use a Pedi-mate on a stretcher.

Kim Harrell, RN
All Children's Hospital
Neonatal / Pediatric Transport Team
St Petersburg, Fl
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  Greetings - I'm looking for input on how other teams transport little ones (not in the nursery/NICU), but
from the ER/peds floors (i.e. kid is a few weeks old, but still "little" - Especially for those under 10 or so
pounds, do you bring an isolette vs. porta-warmers & pedi-mates? Any experiences welcomed
  thanx!
  Scott DeBoer RN,MSN,CFRN,EMT-P
  Peds-R-Us Medical Education
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michtanner | 7 Oct 05:15 2008
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Re: isolette transports - non neonate question

Hi - From Salt Lake City!
As a general rule, we use the isolette for up to 5 kg, but, we might also use it for larger babies if they need our
high frequency ventilatory. The plexiglass top can come off allowing more room for larger babies. We have
a velcro-mesh-net-strap system to secure the baby. We might also try to cram a larger baby in if they need
the heat provided by the isolette. We don't use weight as a hard and fast rule. For the larger baby we will
generally use the pedi-mate, or if not too sick, a carseat. 
Michelle Tanner
Intermountain LifeFlight Newborn
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From: Pedsrusscott <at> cs.com 

> Greetings - I'm looking for input on how other teams transport little ones (not 
> in the nursery/NICU), but from the ER/peds floors (i.e. kid is a few weeks old, 
> but still "little" - Especially for those under 10 or so pounds, do you bring an 
> isolette vs. porta-warmers & pedi-mates? Any experiences welcomed 
> thanx! 
> Scott DeBoer RN,MSN,CFRN,EMT-P 
> Peds-R-Us Medical Education 
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Chris Baker | 7 Oct 14:40 2008
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I have always used an insolette for any infant under 5kg.  The issue came up when we hit RSV season and there
was potential for infectious transfer.  We ended up designating one of our isolettes as the "dirty" one
and did not take newborns in that one.
 
Chris Baker

 
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  Greetings - I'm looking for input on how other teams transport little
ones (not in the nursery/NICU), but from the ER/peds floors (i.e. kid is a few
weeks old, but still "little" - Especially for those under 10 or so
pounds, do you bring an isolette vs. porta-warmers & pedi-mates? Any
experiences welcomed
  thanx!
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  Peds-R-Us Medical Education
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Mark Frederick | 8 Oct 00:43 2008

RE: isolette transports - non neonate question

The isolette we use has a pediatric conversion option.  The bubble is
removable and replaced by a mattress, which allows us to still use the
monitor, vent, air / oxy cylinder and all the other isolette options.
This will accommodate a child up to 50 pounds.

Mark Frederick, PA-C
Captain, Medevac Operations
mark.frederick <at> north-slope.org

North Slope Borough Fire Department
Aeromedical Division
PO Box 0069
Barrow, Alaska 99723
907-852-0237 x227 W
907-852-0235            F
http://www.north-slope.org

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Greetings - I'm looking for input on how other teams transport little
ones (not in the nursery/NICU), but from the ER/peds floors (i.e. kid is
a few weeks old, but still "little" - Especially for those under 10 or
so pounds, do you bring an isolette vs. porta-warmers & pedi-mates? Any
experiences welcomed
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Peter Brust | 9 Oct 20:34 2008

Re: isolette transports - non neonate question

Like some of the others, we use the isolette in almost all children 5 Kg
and under.  After we utilize a pedimate or the baby pod (up to 10 kg). 

Let me know if you have additional quesitons.  peter

Peter Brust, RN, MSN, CMTE, CCRN
Nurse Manager 
Emergency Transport Services
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th St and Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, Pa 19104
215.590.2160
215.590.2268 voice mail
215.590.4868 fax
brust <at> email.chop.edu

>>> Pedsrusscott <at> cs.com 10/6/2008 7:49 PM >>>
Greetings - I'm looking for input on how other teams transport little
ones (not in the nursery/NICU), but from the ER/peds floors (i.e. kid is
a few weeks old, but still "little" - Especially for those under 10 or
so pounds, do you bring an isolette vs. porta-warmers & pedi-mates? Any
experiences welcomed
thanx!
Scott DeBoer RN,MSN,CFRN,EMT-P
Peds-R-Us Medical Education
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Pedsrusscott | 13 Oct 16:56 2008

amtc tues am peds jeopardy contestants

Greetings - On Tuesday AM  <at>  AMTC, I'm presenting Pediatric Pearls & Jeopardy Jewels - It is geared for
non-dedicated pediatric transport team members in a really fun, "what I really need to know about sick
kids & how to actually remember it" game show (complete with buzzers, prizes,etc) - As Laurie Romig last
year put out the call for contestants via flight web for her X-ray wars & had a good response, I'm now doing
the same - I'm looking for 6-8 contestants/volunteers to play - Past participants have loved playing the
game, especially when the audience yells/screams/etc so if you are willing to play, pls just come sit up
front at the tables & let's play
thank you!!
Scott DeBoer RN,MSN,CFRN
Flight Nurse : UCAN
Founder : Peds-R-Us
Cascio, Anthony | 13 Oct 17:20 2008

RE: amtc tues am peds jeopardy contestants

Scott,

If you don't mind me asking what software are you using for this
presentation?  Thanks.

Anthony N. Cascio
EMS Operations Coordinator
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
www.rwjuh-ems.org

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Greetings - On Tuesday AM  <at>  AMTC, I'm presenting Pediatric Pearls &
Jeopardy Jewels - It is geared for non-dedicated pediatric transport
team members in a really fun, "what I really need to know about sick
kids & how to actually remember it" game show (complete with buzzers,
prizes,etc) - As Laurie Romig last year put out the call for contestants
via flight web for her X-ray wars & had a good response, I'm now doing
the same - I'm looking for 6-8 contestants/volunteers to play - Past
participants have loved playing the game, especially when the audience
yells/screams/etc so if you are willing to play, pls just come sit up
front at the tables & let's play thank you!! Scott DeBoer RN,MSN,CFRN
Flight Nurse : UCAN Founder : Peds-R-Us
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Pedsrusscott | 13 Oct 17:23 2008

RE: amtc tues am peds jeopardy contestants

Hi Anthony - no worries - www.c3visuals.com
Scott

 "Cascio, Anthony" <Anthony.Cascio <at> rwjuh.edu> wrote:

>Scott,
>
>If you don't mind me asking what software are you using for this
>presentation?  Thanks.
>
>Anthony N. Cascio
>EMS Operations Coordinator
>Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
>www.rwjuh-ems.org
>
>
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>To: flightmed <at> flightweb.com
>Subject: amtc tues am peds jeopardy contestants
>
>
>Greetings - On Tuesday AM  <at>  AMTC, I'm presenting Pediatric Pearls &
>Jeopardy Jewels - It is geared for non-dedicated pediatric transport
>team members in a really fun, "what I really need to know about sick
>kids & how to actually remember it" game show (complete with buzzers,
>prizes,etc) - As Laurie Romig last year put out the call for contestants
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