In accordance with providing the very best care possible for every child, Children's Mercy believes that specialized care during transport can make a tremendous difference. Typically less than 10 percent of the patients transported by traditional "adult" transport teams are under the age of 14.
These systems often do not have the pediatric-specific equipment and experience to optimally manage critical care transports for neonatal and pediatric patients. Specialized transport teams have been shown to improve survival rates for neonatal and pediatric patients.
When a newborn, child or expectant mother has a serious illness or injury that requires travel to another medical facility, a specialized transport team offers continued neonatal, pediatric and obstetric inter-hospital specialty care. Pediatric/neonatal critical care transport team members work with your pediatrician, as well as hospital doctors and medical staff to ensure that your newborn or child arrives safely at the designated medical facility. Likewise, our maternal fetal transport teams work with your OB physician, our maternal fetal medicine physician and the OB or perinatologist at the medical facility accepting the transfer to ensure a safe and efficient transport for both mother and unborn baby.