Critical Care Transport Team
Each year Boston Children's Hospital's Critical Care Transport Team (CCTT), directed by Monica Kleinman, MD, transports nearly 1,000 of the region's most critically ill and injured children. Because expert transportation of these children can mean the difference between life and death, our Critical Care Transport Ambulance is staffed by a team of two critical care transport registered nurses and an EMT-Paramedic.
Unsurpassed skills and credentials
Children's CCTT is one of only three medical transport programs in the state with CAMTS (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems) accreditation. We're the only dedicated pediatric/neonatal team in New England with this prestigious certification, which recognizes excellence in patient care and safety.
Our team is highly skilled and experienced in the special needs that children have during this important transitional phase of their care. The ambulance itself is unique, holding all of the equipment and medication necessary on board to earn its reputation as an ICU on wheels.
The communication specialists on the Transport Team handle all aspects of patient transfer. From access to the medical control physician and bed assignment to consultation with appropriate specialists and assistance with stabilization—the complete patient transfer is coordinated with one phone call.
For patient transfer information to Children's from another facility, call 1-866-771-KIDS. For more information about the Critical Care Transport Team, call 617-355-8410.
When ambulance transport isn't enough, Boston MedFlight is called upon. Boston MedFlight is a critical care transport service created in 1985 as a non-profit public charity by a consortium of Boston teaching institutions, including Children's.
MedFlight plays an integral role in the Massachusetts EMS system and provides linkage for the most critically ill and injured patients requiring transport from community hospitals to trauma and tertiary care centers.
Boston MedFlight was recognized as the 2004 Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services. During fiscal year 2004, Boston MedFlight transported 226 patients to Children's. Over 30 percent of these children were critically injured and required emergent trauma services. The remaining children required critical medical or neonatal services available only at Children's.
Throughout 2004, Boston MedFlight and Children's worked together to save lives and prevent injury through a series of trauma prevention, community outreach and public safety programs aimed at school-aged children.