Journey to transport safety ... moving towards national standards of care

Last modified by Samantha DeLenardo on 2014/08/12 15:10


Interfacility transfer of neonatal, paediatric and high risk maternal patients is an activity that is fraught with many of the ongoing concerns in patient safety: communication, human factors/equipment design and medication safety to name a few. 

Since 2009, CAPHC has coordinated the work of a multi-disciplinary group of Canadian paediatric, neonatal and high-risk maternal transport medicine experts in their efforts to create and disseminate National Transport Standards for Interfacility Transport of these high-risk patient populations. This group is now working collaboratively with Accreditation Canada to translate these standards into clinical practice. This session will provide an overview of the CAPHC Interfacility Transport Committee’s “journey” towards ensuring a safer means of transporting infants, children and high risk mothers into the tertiary care setting. 

Join the CAPHC Patient Safety Collaborative on March 28, 11:00 am EDT as we welcome the Co-chairs of  CAPHC's Interfacility Critical Care Transport Steering Committee. 



Dr. Allan De Caen Medical Director, Pediatric ICU and Transport Team, Stollery Children’s Hospital, Edmonton

Kate Mahon BN MHS RN, Executive Director at Trauma Association of Canada.

Created by Lisa Stromquist on 2014/03/11 16:40