I think that your hospital choice would be based on the type of children's
hospital. If it is strictly a children's hospital, I would say NO --- and
go to your regional trauma center. If it a hospital for women and children
(i.e. childbirth, neonatal, etc.) I would say YES and go to your regional
children's trauma center. The only other comment would be the distance to
each. If they are about the same (less than 1 minute apart), then I would
say go to the woman & children's trauma center. REMEMBER: The baby needs to
be delivered STAT, and any level 1 trauma center can do that. You can
always transfer the infant after birth.
This is just my $0.02.
From: PhilNREMTB <[log in to unmask]>
To: Multiple recipients of list PED-EM-L <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Friday, February 27, 1998 1:07 AM
Subject: Pregnant Trauma Cores?!
>I am a medic in the state of Colorado and was in a unique situation that I
>wanted to gather input on from various medical professionals in pediatric
>medicine. I had a pregnant trauma core in which the mother was unable to be
>resuscitated however was near term with her pregnancy. The question, should
>she be taken to a Level 1 Trauma Center for adults or to a Level 1
>Hospital. The mother was unable to be resuscitated however would the baby
>stand a better chance at a trauma center or childrens hospital.
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