Transferring Infants to Another Facility NLC P/P# 6600.2003
Purpose: To ensure the transport of a newborn is conducted in a safe, organized manner.Policy: Only a physician can order a transfer. Infants attending physician contacts receiving physician and gives report.
Procedure:1. Attending physician must contact the receiving physician with verbal acceptance of care, and complete the Physician Assessment and Certification form (see Appendix A).2. Obtain a physicians order to transfer patient.3. Communication between NLC and receiving hospital is performed and documented.4. Physician will speak with the parents of the infant regarding the transfer and consent to transfer sheet is signed by the parents (see Appendix A).5. Copy charts - DO NOT SEND ORIGINALS. Notify Radiology that copies of X- rays are needed to be sent with the transferring infant/transfer team.6. Complete birth certificate.
7. All appropriate treatments and a current set of vital signs are performed and documented before transport.8. Closing nurses notes are to include: time of transport teams arrival, any procedure done by the transport team prior to discharge, condition of infant on discharge, time of discharge, name of nurse giving report.9. When transport team arrives, transferring nurse gives report to the receiving nurse.10. If transporting by air, approximately 5 minutes before the team’s expected arrival notify the house supervisor of impending air arrival.
11. If infant is transferring to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, a clot tube of the mother’s blood should be sent with the infant.12. If possible allow parents to visit briefly to bond with infant, and a photo is to be taken and given to parents if at all possible.13. If the Hepatitis B, Hearing Screen, and PKU were not performed, make a note in CPSI.14. Discharge out of computer.