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November 1969

Design and Operation of a Van for the Transport of Sick Infants

Author Affiliations

Iowa City
From the Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa, Iowa City.

Am J Dis Child. 1969;118(5):743-747. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1969.02100040745011

A mobile nursery van for the transport of sick infants is described. The van is heated, air-conditioned, well lighted, equipped with incubators, oxygen, suction, cardiotachometer, resuscitation equipment, and drugs. It is staffed with medical personnel skilled in the care of small infants and permits evaluation and improved care during transfer between hospitals. Early experience with the transport system in a semi-rural area has shown its value in patient care and acceptance by referring physicians.

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