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The “Just for Kids” Transport Team provides patients with lifesaving care while collaborating with physicians and medical staff to ensure a safe arrival to their designated Norton Children’s medical facility. Each year, we transport more than 2,500 newborns, children and adolescents (up to age 21) from anywhere in the continental U.S. Specialized pediatric transportation can make a massive difference in the health outcomes of our patients, and our team of registered nurses, respiratory therapists and emergency medical technicians are passionate about providing specialized care for ill and injured newborn and pediatric patients. Our state-of-the-art equipment, which includes a fleet of specially configured mobile intensive care units and licensed aircraft, is available to transport patients 24/7.
Physician referrals for pediatric emergency transport should follow these steps:1. To set up a transport, call 1 (888) 729-9111.2. Referring facilities should provide the following information when scheduling a transport:
3. Referring providers will be connected immediately to a Norton Children’s fellow or attending neonatologist, pediatric critical care specialist or pediatric emergency medicine physician who will provide real-time medical control for the transport team.
The “Just for Kids” Transport Team provides education and simulation experiences for medical facilities within the community. These sessions are available for hospital staff, first responders (i.e., paramedics, EMTs and firefighters) and health sciences students at local high schools.If you would like to schedule an educational session with our team, choose from the list below and email JFKTransportPR@nortonhealthcare.org.
Pediatric SimulationsAbusive Head Trauma/Nonaccidental TraumaAccidental TraumaAcute Respiratory FailureAnaphylaxisAsthmaOrganophosphate PoisoningPediatric StrokeSeptic ShockStatus EpilepticusSupraventricular TachycardiaVentricular Fibrillation
Neonatal SimulationsPreemie Anne25- to 26-week Preemie
Neonatal and pediatric lectures are available upon request.
Karen L. Orman, M.D., FAAPMedical Director, Pediatric Critical Care Transportkaren.email@example.com(502) 852-3720
Pennie L. Berry, R.N., MSN, CPNDirector, Transport and EMSpennie.firstname.lastname@example.org(502) 629-7557Kelly A. Williams, R.N., BSN, CPEN, TCRNTransport Managerkelly.email@example.com(502) 629-6839
Registered nurses, respiratory therapists and emergency medical technicians are a part of each transport team. They receive extensive continuing education on topics including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, advanced life support, trauma care, pharmacology and flight physiology. Our pilots are trained in visual flight rules (VFR) and instrument flight rules (IFR), and have hundreds of hours of experience in the airframes. Physicians trained in neonatology, pediatric emergency medicine and pediatric critical care are available for transports when necessary.