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Pediatric Transport Team

Our trained Pediatric Transport Team will come to any hospital throughout Georgia, by helicopter or ambulance, across all counties in the state.

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Emergency Pediatric Transport

Children are not just small adults, their care, especially in an emergency situation, should be provided by a team that knows the unique growth and development needs of children at any age and physical maturity. 

Our trained Pediatric Transport Team will come to any hospital throughout Georgia, by helicopter or ambulance, across all counties in the state. From the moment we arrive the highest level of pediatric intensive care begins. Research has shown that the quicker emergency care is administered, the stronger the outcome is for the patient – and the lower the complication rates. 

Our transport team is trained to recognize the unique symptoms of children quickly and will intervene to stabilize them.  When patients arrive at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, they will be getting the very best in pediatric trauma care from the region's highest-level, level I, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Every member of the Pediatric Transport Team has Pediatric ICU expertise in the critical care of children. Our team is made up of trained intensive care nurses and pediatric respiratory therapists that have more than 30 years of pediatric critical care experience.

During transport we are in continuous contact with a board-certified pediatric physician intensivist and can provide pediatric patients with:

  • Life-saving emergency care
  • Ventilator support
  • Invasive monitoring
  • Vasoactive drugs administered with pediatric specific IV drips and medication dosages

Patient requires the following:

  • Requires a higher level of care than is available locally
  • Faces a technology-dependent emergency
  • Is in respiratory distress
  • Has an injury that suggests abuse
  • Has deteriorating vital signs
  • Exhibits an altered level of consciousness
  • Is experiencing cardiac problems
  • Has suffered a trauma

As the only hospital outside Atlanta that treats congenital heart defects and has pediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) capability, it is critical for transport to provide continuous critical care and get any critically ill pediatric patient to the most skilled pediatric specialists as soon as possible.

In addition, for many pediatric transport needs, an emergency can occur in the long-term disease management of a range of childhood illnesses. In the case of a seizure or chronic renal failure, it is important to use an experienced Pediatric Transport Team for continuous ICU care.

LifeNet is the only nationally accredited premier air medical transport program in Georgia.  It is part of the LifeNet Division of Air Methods Corporation, the largest provider of air medical transport in the world with over 365 aircraft and thousands of air medical professionals from coast to coast.

Refer a Patient

Emergency Call Center: 877-561-5600, for 24/7 access to our emergency care pediatric specialists.

To arrange a transport for any child, please call 877-561-5600 (option 2).

If you have questions about our transport services, please contact:

Jason Herold, Pediatric Transport Coordinator 

706-721-5398

jherold@augusta.edu

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