Transportation of children in spica casts in the USA

Allison Gockley, William Hennrikus, Shane T. Lavin, Susan Rzucidlo, Cynthia Rieghard

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to report outcomes of a hospital restraint loaner program for transporting children treated with spica casts. Fifty-two patients were studied. Appropriate restraints were selected by a therapist, consisting of 17 E-Z-On vest, 17 hippo car seat, five spelcast device, four family owned car seat, and nine transported using an ambulance. The cost to the hospital for the restraints ranged from $150 to $750 and $1200 for ambulance transportation. A car seat loaner program is a practical model to provide safe patient care for children in a spica cast.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-280
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Gockley, Allison ; Hennrikus, William ; Lavin, Shane T. ; Rzucidlo, Susan ; Rieghard, Cynthia. / Transportation of children in spica casts in the USA. In: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B. 2015 ; Vol. 24, No. 4. pp. 277-280.
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Transportation of children in spica casts in the USA. / Gockley, Allison; Hennrikus, William; Lavin, Shane T.; Rzucidlo, Susan; Rieghard, Cynthia.

In: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B, Vol. 24, No. 4, 01.01.2015, p. 277-280.

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