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Nationwide Children's Transport program provides 24 hour pediatric and neonatal critical care transport services via mobile ICU, helicopter, and jet aircraft to over 1,800 patients each year, with more than half of those being newborns. The team is one of the few in the country capable of transporting neonates on nitric oxide therapy and high-frequency oscillation at the same time.
The team is comprised of RN’s, Respiratory Therapists, and Transport Technicians (all EMT-P certified), and EMT-drivers. Our teams work closely with our medical directors and medical control physicians, and all medical care is driven by a combination of medical director approved protocols and guidelines, and on-line medical control via telephone during the transport process. All primary care providers on the team are trained and proficient in many advanced skills, including:
Baby Blake had a whole team in place just for him, months before he entered the world. Diagnosed with spina bifida, Blake would need surgery within his first few days of life. Follow Blake's incredible journey home.
As Nationwide Children’s Hospital Critical Care Transport Team our mission is to provide emergency care and stabilization of the neonatal, pediatric and adult patient population. The transport program provides critical care inter-facility transportation, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The team provides transportation combined with a high level of care to critically ill patients from referring hospitals to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to receive specialty care. On occasion the team provides “reverse” transportation to referring hospitals after receiving care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
The Critical Care Transport Team now has an email address for both praise and constructive feedback about the transport process: Transport@nationwidechildrens.org.
Helicopter Services: Monarch 1
We are expanding our critical care transport services by establishing a fully dedicated helicopter for neonatal and pediatric transports. The state-of-the-art EC145 helicopter, named Monarch 1, features the best in size, performance and technology allowing for the safe transportation of critically ill patients.
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