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


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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.24953/turkjped.2021.01.007
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.59-67

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.