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Prostaglandin use in neonatal transport
  1. L McGlone,
  2. L Jackson
  1. Royal Hospital for Sick children, Glasgow, Scotland, UKDr McGlone, Royal Hospital for Sick children, Dalnair Street, Glasgow G3 8SJ, Scotland, UK; mcglonelaura@hotmail.com

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    The West of Scotland transport team introduced a protocol for management of neonates on intravenous prostaglandin that necessitated intubating infants on over 5 ng/kg/min prostaglandin for <48 hours. The respiratory management of infants on prostaglandin during transfer is controversial and often subjective. We reviewed the safety profile of our prostaglandin transports over a two year period and compared our policy with other transport services in the United Kingdom to try to provide additional information on guidelines for safe transfer.

    Transfers were identified by manually searching the transport records and case notes. A postal questionnaire was sent to the lead consultant …

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