Characteristics and outcomes of critically ill children transported by ambulance in a Turkish prehospital system: a multicenter prospective cohort study


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SAZ E. U., Turan C., Anil M., Bal A., Gokalp G., YILMAZ H. L., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.63, no.1, pp.59-67, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.24953/turkjped.2021.01.007
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.59-67
  • Keywords: prehospital care, critically ill children, ambulance, emergency medical service, paramedic, EMERGENCY MEDICAL-SERVICES, PATIENT, IMPACT
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background. The most underdeveloped area in the care of critically-ill-children (CIC) is the prehospital period. Appropriate prehospital assessment and life-saving-interventions (LSI) of this population are challenging and require dedicated resources to ensure the best outcomes. We aimed to determine the characteristics and outcomes of CIC transported to the Turkish Pediatric Emergency Departments (EDs). The frequency and distribution of LSI administered by prehospital providers on route and in the EDs were also investigated.