When and How to Transfer the Critically Injured and/or Ill Pediatric Patient

Pediatric Consultation and Transfer Guidelines [Full Text PDF]. DOH 530-092 (Revised April 2012). Washington State Department of Health Office of Community Health Systems.  

This eleven page publication “contains guidelines of when to transfer the critically injured and/or ill pediatric patient.”

Review of the document provides clear, concise criteria for the transfer of the pediatric patient who needs more care than the local hospital can give. 




Page 7 has excellent suggestions on how to decide on the composition of the pediatric transport team:



The Transfer Information to be sent with the pediatric patient:



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