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Release Date: 10/05/2015

Robert Insoft, MD, senior vice president of quality and clinical effectiveness at Women & Infants Hospital, has published, “Guidelines for Air and Ground Transport of Neonatal and Pediatric Patients,” with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). In its 4th edition, the book covers diverse topics including potential vehicle/equipment costs, items of clothing, furniture, and mechanical information about helicopters.

Dr. Insoft served as editor-in-chief of the publication and worked with more than 30 other contributors in the field from around the world to compile the information, along with associate editor, Dr. Hamilton Schwartz. From Women & Infants, Elizabeth Trailburns, RN, and Jessica Slusarski, MD, of the Department of Pediatrics and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Transport Service also contributed to the publication.

The book specifically targets those who work in pediatric and neonatal intensive care units who operate transport units, community pediatricians and tertiary staff. Basic medical surgical procedures, techniques and therapies are outlined for stabilizing children in the field before they reach the appropriate tertiary facility.

“This is a subject I am extremely passionate about,” said Dr. Insoft. “I’ve been studying this particular facet of pediatrics since medical school and have more than 20 years of experience with PICU and NICU care.”

Dr. Insoft explained that much has changed in the last ten years in the field since it was last revised. “Seventy five percent of evidence-based therapies in the book have been revamped in the last three years alone,” Dr. Insoft explained. The format of the publication has also been significantly upgraded. Readers can now use the book in digital formats on tablets, smart phones and PCs to search the book for exactly what they are looking for.

The book is now available online at ShoppAAP or on Amazon in digital and print.

About the American Academy of Pediatrics
The AAP is a professional membership organization of 64,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP has the largest pediatric publishing program in the world, with more than 300 titles for consumers and over 500 for physicians and other health care professionals. The AAP publishes scientific journals, continuing education periodicals, a membership news magazine and manuals on topics such as infectious diseases and school health.

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About Women & Infants Hospital

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is one of the nation’s leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns. A major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics, as well as a number of specialized programs in women’s medicine, Women & Infants is the 9th largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country and the largest in New England with approximately 8,500 deliveries per year. A Designated Baby-Friendly® USA hospital, U.S.News & World Report 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospital in Neonatology and a 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital, in 2009 Women & Infants opened what was at the time the country’s largest, single-family room neonatal intensive care unit.

Women & Infants and Brown offer fellowship programs in gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, neonatal-perinatal medicine, pediatric and perinatal pathology, gynecologic pathology and cytopathology, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. It is home to the nation’s first mother-baby perinatal psychiatric partial hospital, as well as the nation’s only fellowship program in obstetric medicine.

Women & Infants has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiography; a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology; a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence by the National Institutes of Health (NIH); and a Neonatal Resource Services Center of Excellence. It is one of the largest and most prestigious research facilities in high risk and normal obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics in the nation, and is a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Oncology Group and the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network.
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