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Grand Rounds: 21st Century Pediatric Transport


By Jeffrey Naples, DO , Medical Director, Pediatric Transport, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Transport Services

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Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Explain the general principles of transport practice and patient care principles. 2. Identify available modes for interfacility transport and summarize indications for each mode. 3. Identify how video telemedicine can enhance the medical control physician's ability to provide expert consultation and remotely guide management of patients at referral facilities.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Improvements in video telemedicine result in enhanced physician consultation and patient care.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.


Dr. Naples has indicated that he has no relevant financial interests in any pharmaceutical or medical device companies and that this activity was developed independent of commercial interests.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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