A nurse is caring for a newborn with a respiratory rate of 75 breaths/minute, heart rate of 182 beats/minute, and oxygen saturation of 88% on 2L via nasal cannula. The infant's blood glucose is 58. The physician requests that the infant be transferred to a level III NICU 70 miles away to provide adequate care. Which of the following is the best transportation option?

Helicopter to the Level III NICU


• This infant is in critical condition. A helicopter is the fastest way to transport the patient. Also, the helicopter is staffed with a specialized team and can provide necessary care immediately.

• Incorrect: The remaining options do not provide a safe and quick means of transportation.

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