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Critical Transport Specialist

South Counties Pediatric Critical Care Medical Group -  - Critical Care

South Counties Pediatric Critical Care Medical Group

Pediatric Critical Care serving Los Angeles & Orange Counties, CA

If your child is suffering from a severe asthma attack or has a serious injury, you need immediate medical care. South Counties Pediatric Critical Care Medical Group in Fountain Valley, California, offers critical transport, so your child gets the immediate medical care needed while en route to the emergency room or hospital. The critical care practice serves both Los Angeles and Orange counties in California. To learn more about critical transport, call the office to speak with a team member.

Critical Transport Q & A

What is critical transport?

The team of specialists at South Counties Pediatric Critical Care Medical Group is dedicated to providing your child with the urgent critical care they need as soon as they need it. Critical transport is a service offered by the specialty practice that provides your child with expert medical care during the ride to the emergency room, hospital, or rehabilitation facility. 

The critical transport team at South Counties Pediatric Critical Care Medical Group is led by a pediatric intensivist, who is a pediatric physician with advanced training in pediatric critical care and can handle any unstable, life-threatening condition in children of all ages, from birth up to age 19. 

Is my child a good candidate for critical transport?

The team at South Counties Pediatric Critical Care Medical Group specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of unstable, life-threatening conditions. Your child may benefit from critical transport with the expert team if they’re experiencing:

  • Severe asthma attack
  • Diabetes-related complications, such as diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Severe infection, such as pneumonia or sepsis
  • Near-drowning
  • Serious injury
  • Difficulty breathing

Your child may also benefit from critical transport from the experienced team if they’re being transferred from a local community hospital to a specialty hospital for management of their critical health condition.

What happens during critical transport?

The specifics of your child’s critical transport may depend on their medical needs and symptoms. The experienced team provides the urgent medical care needed to stabilize your child during the ride to the emergency room or hospital and then closely monitors your child to maintain vitals and stability. The critical care specialists also communicate with the emergency room team or hospital to ensure your child gets the immediate care they need once they’ve arrived.  

What happens when my child is admitted to the hospital?

South Counties Pediatric Critical Care Medical Group specializes in pediatric inpatient medicine and can provide the skilled and experienced care your child needs when hospitalized. During your child’s inpatient stay, the team manages all aspects of care, including daily visits, treatments, medications, and referrals to specialists when needed.

The critical care specialists can take care of your child in the pediatric intensive care unit or the pediatric unit. The inpatient specialists also care for your child when transferred to subacute care or inpatient rehab. 

Once stable, the team discharges your child home and refers all care back to your child’s primary care physician. 

To learn more about critical transport and how it may help you and your child, contact South Counties Pediatric Critical Care Medical Group by phone today.

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