What is considered the most appropriate means of transporting a pediatric patient? Is securing a child/infant in a car seat provided by parents to the stretcher better than securing them in the neonate or pedimate? We have the pull down jump seat for toddler booster seat, but would like to know what our BHPs think of the car seat on stretcher versus pedi/neonate.
SWORBHP Medical Council leaves how best to transport pediatric patients to the discretion of the paramedic services and related policy and procedures. Per the Patient Transport Standard, ensure the patient, stretcher, equipment, and all occupants are secured inside the ambulance.