Author: Chris Nickson
We featured key tips and resources for the safe Transport of ICU patients on INTENSIVE previously.
A key aspect of patient transports at the Alfred ICU is the use of a transport checklist, which is performed in a ‘call-and-response’ fashion. In addition to providing a final check before moving from one location to another, the checklist provides an opportunity to ensure that all team members are aware of the issues, their roles, and have the opportunity to speak up.
This is the checklist we use (current as of 6 Feb 2016):
This chart shows how we divide the workflow among the doctor-and-nurse team responsible for patient transport: