Moving critically ill patients between hospitals or even within a hospital invariably adds to the risks of the illness or injury because of the hazards associated with the transport environment. Patient care can be influenced dramatically by the unique features of this environment and is particularly affected during the transport of neonatal and pediatric patients.2 For this reason, an understanding of the transport environment is essential for individuals who participate in the preparation or transport of children.
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