Brenner Children’s Introduces New Critical Care Ambulance
N.C. – April 24, 2018– A customized ambulance that transports infants and children in
need of critical care is the newest addition to the transport program at Brenner
Children’s Hospital, part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
The new pediatric transport
ambulance, which is replacing Brenner Children’s existing critical care
vehicle, is equipped with power-loading stretchers, four-wheel drive and can simultaneously
transport newborn twins.
Colorful and playful
images of Brenner Children’s furry mascots —Brenn, Belle and Beau— decorate the
ambulance’s exterior. The interior has a television and toys to help children remain
calm while being transported.
Children’s transport team played a large part in the design of this new
ambulance. These highly trained individuals are
dedicated to improving outcomes for critically ill newborn and pediatric
patients,” said Alisa Starbuck, D.N.P., vice president, Women's and
Children's Health Services, and executive director at Brenner Children’s
Hospital. “Our new pediatric ambulance will offer advanced care for children
who need to be transported to Brenner Children’s.”
ambulance carries two stretchers which can be loaded from the side or the rear
of the vehicle. One stretcher is fitted with a neonatal intensive care isolette
(a secure and temperature-controlled enclosure for newborns) while the other is
designed to transport a pediatric patient.
In cases of newborn
twins who require transport to the specialized care available at Brenner
Children’s, the team can utilize two isolettes so both babies can be
The ambulance’s power-loading
stretchers provide increased safety in the loading and unloading processes and
the four-wheel drive capabilities permit safer operation in adverse
weather conditions and remote areas.
The transport team consists of a Brenner Children’s critical
care transport nurse, a respiratory therapist and an emergency medical technician.
The new ambulance is currently being fitted with additional equipment and will
be put in service as early as next week. Once up and running, it will be
available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 4/24/2018http://www.wakehealth.edu/News-Releases/2018/Brenner_Childrens_Introduces_New_Critical_Care_Ambulance.htm
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