ISCATECH   Bedoukian   RussellIPM   Piezoelectric Micro-Sprayer

Animal Taxa
Plant Taxa
Floral Compounds
Semiochemical Detail
Semiochemicals & Taxa
Invasive spp.



Email to a Friend
Kindly Donate for The Pherobase

« Previous AbstractBreast cancer studies yield mixed results on high-dose chemotherapy with stem cell support    Next AbstractCohort mortality study of women compensated for asbestosis in Italy »


Title:Meeting the standards for interhospital transfer of adults with severe head injury in the United Kingdom
Author(s):Knowles, P. R. Bryden, D. C. Kishen, R. Gwinnutt, C. L.
Address:Department of Anaesthesia, Hope Hospital, Salford, UK.
Year:1999 Mar
Journal Title:Anaesthesia
Page Number:283-8
ISSN/ISBN:0003-2409 (Print). 0003-2409 (Linking)
Abstract:In December 1996, the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland produced a series of recommendations outlining the safe conduct of interhospital transfers for patients with acute head injuries. We assessed the current ability of UK hospitals to implement these recommendations and opinions on the formation of transfer teams, using a postal questionnaire. This was sent to all Royal College of Anaesthetists tutors, 268 of whom replied (94% response rate). Of the hospitals surveyed, 208 received adult head-injury patients but did not have on-site neurosurgical facilities. In 171 (86.8%) of these hospitals, senior house officers could be expected to accompany the patient during subsequent transfer. The majority of hospitals (192, 92.3%) were able to monitor ECG, pulse oximetry and blood pressure during the journey, but only 97 (46.6%) had facilities to monitor end tidal carbon dioxide levels. As a result of the anaesthetist's involvement in the transfer, emergency operating could be delayed in 169 (81.3%) hospitals. One hundred and fifty-eight (76%) respondents thought that the formation of transfer teams to transport critically ill patients would have some merit. Hospitals are responding to the published guidelines, but improvements are still needed in levels of equipment and insurance provision, along with the identification of a designated consultant at each hospital with responsibility for transfers.

Back to top
Citation: El-Sayed AM 2021. The Pherobase: Database of Pheromones and Semiochemicals. <>.
© 2003-2021 The Pherobase - Extensive Database of Pheromones and Semiochemicals. Ashraf M. El-Sayed.
Page created on 27-01-2021