ORIGINAL ARTICLES: PDF OnlyMCCLOSKEY KARIN A. MD; JOHNSTON, CARDEN MDPediatric Emergency Care: March 1990 - p 1-3 Buy Abstract A survey was conducted to determine the current standard of care with regard to team composition and training, mobilization time, and vehicle use for pediatric critical care transport. An evaluation of 30 pediatric referral centers revealed that 60% provide a critical care transport team. Of those teams, the mean number of transports per year was 304. Response time ranged from 10 to 90 minutes. All teams included a physician all or most of the time; 100% of teams included a critical care nurse, and 50% always included a respiratory therapist. Ambulances alone are used in 28% of systems, with the remainder using combinations of ambulances, helicopters, and fixed wing aircraft. A proposal is presented for future standards in pediatric critical care transport with regard to the factors discussed. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.