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ParAid Medical helps Embrace deliver highest level of newborn and infant medical care

17 January 2011

Embrace, Yorkshire and Humber’s infant and children’s medical transport service, has taken delivery of seven purpose-built intensive care trolleys to cater for the specialist medical needs of critically-ill newborns, infants and children.

Four neo-natal trolleys and three paediatric trolleys have been designed and manufactured by leading medical transport equipment provider, ParAid Medical, with the support of the medical transport team and clinicians at Embrace. The bespoke equipment is designed to ensure ongoing care and will allow intensive care treatment to be carried out while patients are in transit.

Dr Stephen Hancock, paediatric intensive care consultant at Embrace, said: “Our clinicians and medical team worked closely with ParAid Medical to develop this innovative design solution, ensuring our ambulances are equipped with the most advanced critical life support systems and technology to provide the best possible medical care to patients who are critically-ill.

“This new equipment allows us to develop clear transportation plans and minimises the need for staff training and familiarisation as all the equipment has been installed across our entire fleet.”

The new neo-natal trolleys include the facility to carry nitric oxide, which significantly improves oxygenation.

Stephen added: “The ability to administer nitric oxide during transportation means that treatment is optimised during patient transfer.”

Embrace will also fit ParAid Medical’s new Ambulance Child Restraint (ACR) across its fleet. The ACR is the only paediatric restraint for patient trolleys capable of fitting all children less than 45kg which is fully crash tested to CEN compliance levels. The ACR comes in three colour-coded sizes, from 5kg to 45kg, and is universally suitable for all patient trolleys.

Stephen said: “Safety is paramount to the service we provide. We not only want to provide the best mobile intensive care, but also ensure that our patients are safely and securely transported door to door.”

Darryl Smith, business development manager at ParAid Medical said: “We have worked with leading clinicians and medical teams across the country to develop innovative and safe transportation solutions to provide the best possible ongoing medical care to patients. Working with Dr Hancock and his team, we were able to develop purpose-designed solutions which support the delivery of advanced medical care for infants and children in the Yorkshire and Humber region.”

Embrace became operational in April 2010 and provides a service to 23 hospitals across Yorkshire and Humber. The service will transport around 2,000 patients per year. 
 

Further information about Embrace can also be found at:

http://www.sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk/Default.aspx.LocID-031new019.RefLocID-03100e012.Lang-EN.htm

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