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Digital Seminar

Navigating Challenges in Premature Infant Transport: Ensuring Safe Transfers

Cheryl Bird, DNP, NNP-BC
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Audio and Video
Dec 06, 2023
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In the high-stakes realm of neonatal care, every second counts, and every move must be precise. In this session, you'll gain an invaluable understanding of the specialized skills required to handle fragile neonates during these life-defining moments. Led by an experienced transport team member, you'll master techniques for assessing and stabilizing neonates and ensuring a seamless transition to a higher acuity NICU, where these tiny patients continue their fight for life. 


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

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Earn up to 1.5 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 

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PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 12/06/2023. It was last reviewed on 02/01/2024 and is valid until 01/31/2027.


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Cheryl Bird, DNP, NNP-BC's Profile

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Cheryl Bird, DNP, NNP-BC, is an experienced neonatal nurse practitioner who has been in the NICU care environment for over 15 years. In her current role, she collaborates with an interdisciplinary team to provide medical care of sick and premature infants in a 52-bed level III NICU. Her experience includes attending high-risk deliveries, providing resuscitative care to term and preterm infants, and performing a variety of skills, including endotracheal intubation; placement of central lines; needle thoracentesis; lumbar punctures; venous and arterial lab draws. She also has experience as a transport nurse, ensuring the safe transport of critically ill infants from referring facilities.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Cheryl Bird has an employment relationship with Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Cheryl Bird has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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  1. Perform a thorough evaluation of clinical stability of an infant to ensure their readiness for safe transfer. 
  2. Collaborate seamlessly with a multidisciplinary team to convey critical patient information, anticipate potential issues, and execute well-coordinated transport plans to minimize risks. 
  3. Be prepared to receive and provide immediate care for transported infants, ensuring a seamless handover process, smooth transition of care and maximizing the chances of positive outcomes for these vulnerable neonates. 


Introduction to Neonatal Transport 

  • Importance of neonatal transport 
  • Key factors influencing transport decisions 


Modes of Transport 

  • Ambulance transport...Advantages and limitations 
  • Proper equipment and setup 
  • Airlift transport...When to consider 
  • Ensuring safety during air transport 


Assessing Neonatal Stability 

  • Comprehensive neonatal assessment 
  • Indicators of stability and readiness for transport 
  • Strategies for stabilizing the neonate before transport 


The Hand-off Process 

  • Effective communication between sending and receiving facilities 
  • Standardized hand-off protocols 
  • Sharing critical patient information 
  • Ensuring continuity of care during the hand-off 


Supporting Parents 

  • The emotional aspect of neonatal transport 
  • Providing information and reassurance to parents 
  • Involving parents in the care process when possible 
  • Resources and support for families 


Emergency Response and Decision-Making 

  • Handling complications during transport 
  • Rapid decision-making in high-stress situations 
  • Ensuring the safety of the neonate and transport team 


Conclusion and Future Directions 

  • Recap of key takeaways 
  • The evolving landscape of neonatal transport 
  • Natural disasters preparation 
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development in neonatal care 

Target Audience

  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Nurses
  • NP
  • PAs
  • Physicians


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