patient transporting direction

Specialties Geriatric


I am searching information of patient transportation in hospitals.

In different countries there are different habits of transporting patients.

Patients can be transported head first or foots first. Some countries they

don't have difference of transporting direction, some do.

I need badly information from European countries such as Sweden, Norway,

Denmark, Germanny, France, England, Nederlands, Austria, Sweiz, Italy ...

and eastern european countries.

Would You be so kind and tell me Your profession, your country and your

knowledge of

transporting directions in our country.

I am specially interested in reasons why transporting direction if that it


Martti Hirvensalo


Helsinki University Central Hospital

Anesthesia department

Email: [email protected]

If you know some notice boards where I can reach nurses in this issue, dont

hesitate to tell me.

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