Introduction: Intra-hospital transport (IHT) of critically ill patients is a frequent care associated with an important risk of adverse events (AEs). To decrease the occurrence of AEs, recent guidelines have been edited. Their consequences on adverse event incidence and nurse workload have not been assessed. Aim of study: The primary objective was to assess the time necessary for the achievement of IHT. Secondary objectives were to describe practices related to IHT, to compare workload according to the presence of nurses during the IHT, and to assess the occurrence of AEs. Patients and methods: This French multicentric observational study conducted by the SRLF was conducted in 18 French-speaking intensive care units. All critically ill adults requiring IHT were included. Results: Three hundred and ninety-six IHTs (mean age 61 ±19, mean IGS II 46±24) were assessed. The mean duration of IHT was 67±35 minutes. There was a training program of IHT in only 11% of centers, a check-list in 22%, and traceability procedures in 17%. There was a nurse during the IHT in 51% of cases. The presence of a nurse had no consequence on IHT durations. Adverse events occurred in 15% of IHT. In multivariable analysis, nurse presence was not associated with IHT associated AEs. Conclusion: An IHT requires time. Despite the poor adherence to the guidelines, this care was associated with low incidence of AES. The presence of nurses during the IHT had no consequence on IHT duration and AEs occurrence.
|Translated title of the contribution||Intrahospital transport of critically ill patients|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2016|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Emergency Medicine