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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 infants, children and young adults (up to 21 years of age) 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.

Our 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, is staffed by highly skilled medical professionals.

Our 24/7 transport service covers the state of Connecticut and parts of Rhode Island and 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. The team is trained and equipped to provide full ICU capabilities, monitoring and advanced airway and ventilation management during transport. En-route, 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 24/7, please call Y Access Transfer Center at 888-YNHH BED (888-964-4233).

SkyHealth, a subsidiary of Med-Trans Corporation, provides the team with the helicopter FAA 135 certificate #M3XA227H. Our helicopter is an EC-135. American Medical Response (AMR) provides the team with our two specially equipped Ford F550s pediatric critical care ambulances.

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