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The Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Critical Care Transport Team is devoted to taking care of critically ill neonates, children and adolescents 365/24/7. The transport team is the only neonatal and pediatrics focused interfacility team in the region, providing medical transport by air or ground.
Children's Transport Team has been transporting for more than 30 years and performs more than 1,000 transports a year.
Our team is compromised of registered nurses and respiratory care practitioners, who are experienced in neonatal and pediatric intensive care, emergency, transport medicine and trauma. When needed, either a PICU/NICU fellow or Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NNP)/Acute Care Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners (AC-PNP) accompany the team to provide the best care possible for our patients. The team is supported by and in constant close communication with board-certified physicians in specialties such as neonatology, pediatric critical care, emergency medicine, and trauma. Children's Hospital is brought right to the bedside once the team arrives at any facility.
Why choose our transport team?
Neonates, kids, and teens are all we care for. The children being transported back to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin are arriving to one of the best pediatrics hospitals in the country. We are highly recognized, rated, and certified:
- Level I Pediatric Trauma Center (Highest level)
- Level IV NICU (Highest level)
- The only Level IV Epilepsy Center in WI (Highest level)
- The only Level 1 Pediatrics Surgical Center in WI (Highest-rated)
- Herma Heart Institute is the largest pediatric cardiac program in the state
All transport team members have PALS, NRP, and ACLS.
Interfacility transport provided by devoted neonatal pediatric critical care team compared to non-specialized teams are associated with improved outcomes and fewer unintended events during transports, regardless of the nature of illness.