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Neonatal Pediatric Transport » Neonatal Pediatric Transport (Code 27)


Transport Core Knowledge
(Content is applicable to both neonatal & pediatric transport situation and/or population)
  • Regulation, Legal and Ethical
  • Safety, Communication and Environment (i.e., environmental influences, crew stressors)
  • Procedures and Management of Invasive Devices
  • Pharmacology (i.e., pain management & sedation)
  • Respiratory Physiology
  • Principles of Mechanical Ventilation during transport
  • Thermoregulation
  • Resuscitation and Stabilization
  • Flight Physiology
  • Fluid and Electrolytes
  • History and Physical Assessment
Clinical Issues in Neonatal Transport
  • Pulmonary 
  • Cardiovascular
  • Glucose and Electrolyte Management
  • Neurological (i.e., seizures)
  • Surgical Emergencies
  • Extremely Low Birth Weight Neonate
Clinical Issues in Pediatric Transport
  • Pulmonary
  • Cardiovascular
  • Shock States
  • Metabolic and Hematologic
  • Neurological (i.e., coma, meningitis)
  • Exposure to Drugs, Poisons and Toxins
  • Accidental and Non-accidental Trauma (i.e., burns and smoke inhalation, penetrating, blunt and submersion injuries)


Air leak syndrome (neonatal)
Altered electrolyte balance
Anatomic abnormalities
Anemia (pediatric)
Bites - Poisonous and non-poisonous (pediatric)
Burns and smoke inhalation (pediatric)
Cardiopulmonary Arrest
Cardiovascular drugs
Coma (pediatric)
Congenital heart conditions
Congestive heart failure
Developmental/behavioral status
Diabetic ketoacidosis (pediatric)
Diaphragmatic hernia (neonatal)
Disaster-Related (pediatric)
Extremely Low Birthweight (ELBW) infant
Federal regulations regarding transport
Flight Physiology - Fluid dynamics
Flight Physiology - Gas changes
Flight Physiology - Laws of science (Boyle, Charles, Dalton)
Flight Physiology - Oxygen consumption
Flight Physiology - Spatial changes
Flight Physiology - Third spacing
Fluid & electrolyte therapy
Gastroschisis (neonatal)
Hazardous materials (pediatric)
Hypoglycemia (neonatal)
Increased intracranial pressure (pediatric)
Informed consent
Ingestions/Poisoning (pediatric)
Insert UVC/UAC
Intracranial hemorrhage (neonatal)
Intracranial hemorrhage (pediatric)
Intravenous /intraosseous access
Laryngeal mask airway
Lower Airway - Aspiration (neonatal)
Lower Airway - Asthma (pediatric)
Lower Airway - Bronchiolitis (pediatric)
Lower Airway - Chronic lung disease (neonatal)
Lower Airway - Foreign Body Obstruction (pediatric)
Lower Airway - Parenchymal
Lower Airway - Pneumonia/pneumonitis
Near drowning (pediatric)
Necrotizing enterocolitis (neonatal)
Needle aspiration/chest tube insertion
Needle cricothyroidotomy
Neonatal Pediatric Transport
Omphalocele (neonatal)
Pain management
Perinatal substance abuse (neonatal)
Persistent pulmonary hypertension of Newborn (neonatal)
Point of Care Testing
Respiratory Diseases
Respiratory distress syndrome (neonatal)
Respiratory Failure
Scope of practice of all team members
Seizures (neonatal)
Shock States
Sickle cell crisis (pediatric)
Status epilepticus (pediatric)
Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
Thermal Management
Tracheoesophageal fistula (neonatal)
Transport Environment - Communication principles
Transport Environment - Crew Stressors
Transport Environment - Transport safety
Transport Environment - Environmental Influences
Trauma/Accidental (pediatric)
Trauma/Non-Accidental (pediatric)
Upper Airway - Choanal atresia (neonatal)
Upper Airway - Congenital anomalies (neonatal)
Upper Airway - Croup (pediatric)
Upper Airway - Epiglottis (pediatric)
Upper Airway - Pierre Robin Syndrome (neonatal)