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. , ...Daha Fazla

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.63, sa.1, ss.59-67, 2021 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 63 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2021
  • Doi Numarası: 10.24953/turkjped.2021.01.007
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.59-67


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.