Completely revised and updated, the new 4th edition includes must-have information and guidelines for health care professionals and hospital systems interested in developing transport systems and improving the transport care they deliver. Authored by leading experts in transport medicine, the editorial team is devoted to ensuring that appropriate evidence-based conclusions and recommendations are included, when available, for the clinical and administrative subjects presented. The 4th edition covers all aspects of air and ground transport - from team organization and training to equipment selection, quality improvement, safety, ethics and much more. Obtain the latest guidelines to insure quality of care and safety during transport with this leading-edge publication. Content highlights:
All chapters thoroughly reviewed and updated by the leading authorities in transport medicine
New chapter on telemedicine covering equipment and teleconferencing, telemedicine in other clinical settings, regulations and reimbursement, and more
Expanded sections on driving performance improvement, risk management, and bioethics
Updated Web resources
Handy tools including sample position descriptions, sample transport medicine transfer agreement, policies and procedures, and more
About the Author
Editor in Chief: Robert M. Insoft, MD, FAAP is the Senior Vice-President for Medical Affairs and Quality at Women & Infants Hospital where he is also a practicing neonatologist. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Brown University Alpert Medical School. He served 2 elected terms as Chair of the AAP's Section on Transport Medicine and co-chaired and spoke/taught at multiple Academy, PREP and other regional, national/international conferences. He has authored numerous research articles and chapters, many on quality improvement and transport medicine. Associate editor: Hamilton P. Schwartz, MD, MEd, FAAP, FACEP is a board-certified physician in Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and Emergency Medical Services. He is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's where he has worked for 16 years. Dr. Schwartz has been serving on the Ohio Medical Transportation Board as a governor-appointed member since 2009. He served two terms as an elected executive committee member of The American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Transport Medicine from 2010-2014.He has been the Pediatric Medical Director of the Cincinnati Fire Department since 2005 and the Medical Director of the Cincinnati Children's Critical Care Transport Team since 2007. Most recently, Dr. Schwartz was named the Medical Director of the Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.