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American Academy of Pediatrics. Committee on Injury and Poison Prevention. Transporting children with special health care needs.
Bull M, Agran P, Laraque D, Pollack SH, Smith GA, Spivak HR, Tenenbein M, Tully SB, Brenner RA, Bryn S, Neverman C, Schieber RA, Stanwick R, Tinsworth D, Tully WP, Garcia V, Katcher ML
Pediatrics. 1999;104(4 Pt 1):988.
Children with special health care needs should have access to proper resources for safe transportation. This statement reviews important considerations for transporting children with special health care needs and provides current guidelines for the protection of children with specific health care needs, including those with a tracheostomy, a spica cast, challenging behaviors, or muscle tone abnormalities as well as those transported in wheelchairs.