Dr. Joni Melville’s level 3 clinical group toured Lifline Pediatric Transport Team of John Hopkins Children’s Center in St. Petersburg.
The Pediatric Team is a service of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.The team is staffed by pediatric critical care nurses and physicians who accompany the Lifeline staff on pediatric calls by ground ambulance, helicopter, and fixed wing aircraft. All requests for pediatric transport are received by the transport team in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The team triages the call to determine the need for specialty care prior to arrival of the team. The team uses specialized equipment to monitor and provide care for children from birth through eighteen years of age.
Emergency Medical Transport Service is available to The Johns Hopkins Hospital through Lifeline. This service is operated by STAT MedEvac, an FAA certified Air Carrier Service, E3MA774L. MedEvac 10 is its call sign and it is staffed on a 24/7 basis by a pilot, paramedic and Johns Hopkins Lifeline Flight Nurse.