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Contact the Pediatric Transport Team at 410-955-9444 and ask to speak to the transport fellow or nurse. The following information will be needed:
To decrease the time the transport team is at your facility, prepare copies of all medical records and a hard copy of all radiology studies. The radiology department at Johns Hopkins is not always able to open up all types of electronically stored images, therefore hard copies are preferred. The transport team does not like to transport lab specimens due to the risk of breakage or potential alteration of lab results. The transport team or admitting physician will contact the lab at your facility for lab results.
For non-emergent transfers a signed consent form must be available in the chart. A telephone consent may be documented by the attending physician if the parent or guardian is not present. In an emergency, two physicians may document in the chart the emergency need for transfer and the reason consent cannot be obtained (e.g. parent is unconscious). If necessary the second physician may be the receiving physician. In emergency situations, transport will not be delayed to obtain consent.
If possible, the transport team will transport one family member with the patient. If the patient is being transported by Helicopter, the team will have to consider the weight of the entire team to determine if a family member will be allowed to go with the patient. Siblings will not be transported. Recorded driving directions to Hopkins if needed are available by calling 410-955-0166.
Staff who cared for the patient at the sending facility may call the Transport Office at 410-502-2961 and leave a message for patient outcome information or email to JHHPedTransport@jhmi.edu. ANY CONCERNS RELATED TO THE PEDIATRIC TRANSPORT SERVICE MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE Transport Team Coordinator, Philomena Costabile at email@example.com, or Team Medical Director, Dr. Kristen Nelson McMillan at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Director, Dr. Bruce Klein at email@example.com.