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Unit 10: Preparation for Neonatal Transport
Objectives............................................................................................................................ 352
1.. Why.Are.Maternal/Fetal.and.Neonatal.Transport.Important?................................. 355
2.. What.Is.Neonatal.Transport?...................................................................................... 355
3.. What.Is.the.Goal.of.Preparing.Any.Baby.for.Transport?........................................... 355
4.. Which.Babies.Should.Be.Transported.to.a.Regional.Intensive.Care.Nursery?....... 355
5.. What.Is.the.Minimum.Preparation.for.Every.Baby.for.Transport?.......................... 356
6.. How.Should.You.Prepare.Babies.With.Special.Problems.for.Transport?................. 358
. A.. Respiratory.Distress............................................................................................... 358
. B.. Severe.Perinatal.Compromise............................................................................... 358
. C.. Shock....................................................................................................................... 359
. D.. Suspected.Sepsis................................................................................................... 359
. E.. Seizures................................................................................................................... 359
. F.. Suspected.Congenital.Heart.Disease................................................................... 360
. G..Congenital.Malformations..................................................................................... 361
Sample.Cases.................................................................................................................... 362
Subsection:.Caring.for.Parents.of.Transported.Babies.................................................... 365
Objectives.......................................................................................................................... 365
1.. How.Do.You.Encourage.Emotional.Attachment.With.the.Baby?............................. 365
2.. What.Should.You.Tell.the.Family.About.the.Baby’s.Condition?............................... 366
3.. How.Do.You.Provide.for.Parents’.Special.Needs?..................................................... 366
How.Do.You.Arrange.for.a.Baby.to.Be.Transported?...................................................... 367
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