Neonatal transport. Outreach educational program

Pediatr Clin North Am. 1993 Apr;40(2):275-85. doi: 10.1016/s0031-3955(16)38510-8.


Neonatal transport is an integral part of a regionalized system of perinatal health care delivery. An effective outreach educational program promotes early identification of high-risk neonates, consultation, communication, and referral. The education offered in several formats also promotes optimal pretransport and intratransport stabilization of referred neonates. This improved stabilization may favorably influence the overall neonatal outcome. The impact of education in the region can be determined by a systematic review of referral patterns, standard of care during stabilization, and neonatal outcome. An organized outreach educational effort is therefore an essential aspect of any neonatal transport program.

MeSH terms

  • Documentation
  • Health Personnel / education*
  • Health Personnel / standards
  • Hospitals, Community / organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Medical Audit
  • Neonatology / education
  • Neonatology / organization & administration*
  • Neonatology / standards
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Regional Medical Programs / organization & administration*
  • Regional Medical Programs / standards
  • Tennessee
  • Transportation of Patients / organization & administration*
  • Transportation of Patients / standards
  • Workforce