Intrahospital transport of the critically ill adult: a research review and implications

Dimens Crit Care Nurs. May-Jun 1998;17(3):146-56. doi: 10.1097/00003465-199805000-00005.


Transporting the critically ill adult from the relative stability of the critical care environment to a testing site or new area is a nursing responsibility. Yet current research about the risks and benefits of intrahospital transport is at times conflicting. This article provides an analysis of available research on the critical elements involved in intrahospital transport and suggests recommendations for clinical practice.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Continuity of Patient Care / organization & administration*
  • Critical Care / methods*
  • Humans
  • Interinstitutional Relations
  • Research Design
  • Transportation of Patients / methods*