Pediatric Critical Care Transport Team

yale new haven childrens hospital pediatric critical care transport team


Yale New Haven Children's Hospital provides critical care transport to children and infants who require a higher level of care not readily available at outlying medical facilities. Through specialized equipment and training, our Pediatric Critical Care Transport team extends the expertise of the pediatric intensive care unit to a critically ill or injured child during transport.

Yale New Haven Hospital’s transport program includes specialty ambulances through the American Medical Response (AMR), as well as the SkyHealth emergency patient transport helicopter. The specialty ambulances are dedicated to safe and efficient delivery of critically ill children to Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. SkyHealth helicopter, which includes full ICU capabilities while en-route, is staffed by highly skilled medical professionals, including a critical care flight nurse and a flight paramedic.

Our 24/7 transport service strives to maintain the highest standard of care through rigorous standards for our staff. Certification is required in BLS, PALS, ACLS and trauma. Our transport teams are composed of highly skilled pediatric nurses and paramedics who possess advanced training and flight credentialing. During a transport, the team is in continuous contact with an in-house board-certified pediatric ICU physician, functioning as medical control. When the team is deployed, contact is made with the referring medical team to provide reassurance and advice prior to the team’s arrival. 

To initiate a transport, please call Y Access Transfer Center at 888-YNHH BED (888-964-4233).


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