Transfer/Transport a Patient

The Transport Team is led by highly skilled Medical Director, Nurse Practitioners and Leaders, Registered Nurses and Respiratory Therapists who have expertise in:

• pediatric and/or neonatal intensive care
• pediatric emergency nursing
• pediatric trauma
• pediatric critical care transport
 
Their certifications include:
• Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
• Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
• Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)
• Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)
• Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse (PHRN)
 
Our highly educated paramedics are certified in PALS and ACLS and perform vital complementary functions.
 
Team members’ clinical experience involves the PICU, NICU, CICU and Emergency Department and they are proficient in a wide variety of critical care procedures. Every year, each team member must complete a competency test and participate in a computerized simulation lab with the Transport Medical Director and a Critical Care attending physician.
 
In a transport situation, the referring physician speaks directly with the medical control physician to provide information and receive recommendations for patient management until the team arrives.
 
Transport personnel have no other patient care responsibilities, enabling them to respond very rapidly, which is key in life-threatening situations, when every moment is critical.
 
Our helicopters are late model, instrument flight capable aircraft equipped with the latest digital instrumentation, auto-pilot control systems and safety features. The pilots are highly experienced and specially trained for air medical operations and flight during instrument weather conditions.
 
To contact the Transport Team, or arrange for transport, call (215) 427-6900 or 1-888-STCHRIS  (1-888-782-4747).