Original ArticlesBefore the Transport Team Arrives: Neonatal StabilizationWright, Jenine D. RNC, MNAuthor Information PANDA Transport Nurse, Pediatric and Neonatal Doernbecher Transport, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon (Wright) Submitted for publication: August 21, 1999 Accepted for publication: November 15, 1999 The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing: March 2000 - Volume 13 - Issue 4 - p 87-107 Buy Abstract The expeditious and safe transport of the seriously ill neonate begins with the doctors and nurses at the referring facilities. They have the responsibility for the initial stabilization and play an important role in the future outcome of the seriously ill neonate. Nurses need to be able to identify, assess, and intervene when congenital or physiologic abnormalities occur in the neonate. They can facilitate and expedite the transport process with the knowledge of what is needed in preparation of the transfer of an infant. In addition, they can help assess and support the family of the transferred neonate during a period of significant stress. Copyright © 2000 by Aspen Publishers, Inc.