Head imaging at the point of care
A mobile CT head scanner for the ICU would ease the scheduling of our scanner in the radiology department, because we would no longer have to interrupt our regular schedule for critically ill patients.Roger Siemund, Neuroradiology, Skåne University Hospital Lund
The transportation of critical or unstable patients is really risky and stressful for both the patient and the nursing staff. When we have a mobile CT scanner in the neuro intensive care, we hope to improve the care of our patients by skipping the risky transportation and scanning them directly on our ward.Nils Ståhl, Neurosurgery, Skåne University Hospital Lund
Patient transport: a burden on staff, budget and patients
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Smith I et al. Mishaps during transport from the intensive care unit. Crit Care Med 1990; 18: 278–281
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