Physicians can call to arrange critical care transport for their patients.
When a patient must be transferred from one hospital to another, Novant Health Critical Care Transport can safely and efficiently facilitate that transition. This state-of-the-art ambulance service is staffed 24 hours a day by a team of registered nurses and is equipped with advanced technology, medication and resources to provide critical care during transport.
A Novant Health Critical Care Transport ambulance can be sent to any hospital in the greater Charlotte area within minutes of a call. The critical care nurses on board provide a seamless level of hospital-quality care from the point of pick-up to the final destination. This service is available for all patients, whether adult, pediatric or neonatal.
The ambulances are equipped with the same resources you would find in a hospital critical care unit, including:
- A wide range of emergency and advanced life-support medications
- Blood pressure monitoring devices
- The ability to offer 12-lead ECG transmission, which enables doctors in the Emergency Department to determine whether a patient with chest pains should be taken directly to the cardiac catheterization lab for treatment upon arrival at the hospital
- The ability to perform endotracheal intubations and ventilator management to help patients who are having difficulty breathing.
A trip in an ambulance can be a frightening experience for anyone, particularly for children. That’s why we’ve designed our pediatric and neonatal critical-care transport vehicles to be child friendly with specially-designed equipment and outside graphics that feature Dr. Gill (our fish mascot) swimming in a sea of blue.
Additionally, our pediatric and neonatal critical-care transport teams have extensive experience caring for newborns as well as critically-ill and injured children.