Interhospital transport of patients with COVID-19: Cleveland Clinic approach.
Cleve Clin J Med. 2020 Jun 09;:
Authors: Brown AS, Hustey FM, Reddy AJ
Hospital-to-hospital transportation of patients in the COVID-19 era presents unique challenges to ensuring the safety of both patients and health care providers. Crucial factors to address include having adequate supplies of protective equipment and ensuring their appropriate use, defining patient care procedures during transport, and decontamination post-transport. Transport vehicles need to have adequate physical space, an isolated driver compartment, NS HEPA filtration of air. Having a standardized intake process can help identify patients who would benefit from transport to another facility.
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