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BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 06 October 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3679
  1. Peter Fowlie, consultant paediatrician,
  2. Hazel Stewart, neonatal transport nurse, North of Scotland Neonatal Transport Service, Dundee
  1. peter.fowlie{at}

    Accidental extubation is a well recognised and potentially important complication during neonatal transport. With hindsight, the following incident—which occurred during transfer of an intubated term neonate for possible surgery—is amusing, but it does highlight the need for …

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