Interfacility Critical Care Transport- A National Journey Toward Quality Improvement and Standards of Care

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The interfacility transport of critically ill and injured infants and children in Canada is complex and varied, involving multiple caregivers and transport modalities across a vast geographic expanse. Since its creation in 2008, CAPHC's Interfacility Transport Steering Committee has been striving to establish national standards for patient transport, as well as to act as a resource for established and new transport systems (both community and tertiary-care based). This webinar will describe the journey, the value of multi-sectoral partnerships and national collaboration that have lead to the creation of recommended standards for the interfacility transport of critically ill maternal, neonatal and paediatric patients.  Come and join CAPHC and our Accreditation Canada colleagues as we share the process, the value and the anticipated impact of this national initiative.


Click here to see the Transport Competencies Profile and the Proceedings from November 2008 Transport Symposium 


Stephanie Carpenter


Stephanie Carpenter has worked with Accreditation Canada as an Accreditation Product Development Specialist since 2010. Most recently her areas of focus have included the development of standards for Medical Transport, Client- and Family-Centred Care, and Emergency Departments. Stephanie also works with the Stroke Distinction program, standards for Cancer Care, Spinal Cord Injury Services, and Aboriginal Health Services.  She holds a Master of Arts from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University. 

Allan de Caen

Dr. Allan de Caen is a Pediatric Intensivist and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta/ Stollery ChildrenĀ¹s Hospital in Edmonton, Canada. He is the Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Transport Team at Stollery Children's Hospital.

Kate Mahon

Kate Mahon is a Registered Nurse with over 25 years of leadership and management experience in the health care industry including a national leadership role for professional practice as President of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses (CACCN).  She is a key member of two of the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) national expert steering committees for paediatric-neonatal air medical transport services and for the safe introduction of standard concentrations of drug infusions in the ICU. 

Created by Samantha DeLenardo on 2014/09/02 21:16