Hospital, Singer Push for Mobile Pediatric ICU

Editor’s Note:Look for an article on what to know about caring for pediatric patients with ventilators in October JEMS.

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Something New Hanover Regional Medical Center does not have is a mobile pediatric intensive care unit.

“The need gets pressing,” said NHRMC s Damian Brezinski, MD. “The last couple of weeks we’ve actually seen that need in children and you can’t transport them by standard ambulance, it’s riskier; it has a higher mortality rate. We’re just here to save as many little lives as we can.”

Since the Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital treats sick infants from nine surrounding counties, getting them there can waste precious time.

It takes about 30-45 minutes to up-fit a standard ambulance to get the type of care we need to transport those patients into our hospital. Sometimes we don’t have that 30-45 minutes, described Dr. Brezinski.

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