UAB Medicine

Critical Care Transport

To arrange transport call 1.800.822.6478.

 UAB Critical Care Transport Jet and Three Ambulances  

Critical Care Transport is a hospital based, inter-facility transport program for patients in the United States and world wide that require transport from one medical facility to another. Crtitical Care Transport has been providing medical transports for more than 30 years and has transported more than 42,000 patients. Jet aircraft intensive care units provide top-notch support during long-distance patient transports. For local transports, Critical Care Transport has three mobile intensive care units that maintain sophisticated, uninterrupted ICU care.

Critical Care Transport is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Complete arrangements for bedside to bedside transport, including ground transportation for air trips, are made by the Critical Care Transport Coordinator. All Coordinators are Manager-level Registered Nurses or Registered Respiratory Therapists.

One twin engine jet is available at all times for immediate dispatch with the most appropriate transport team for the patient's requirements. A Lear jet is also available for long distance or international transports. Three large ground mobile intensive care units are available and used for local transports within approximately 125 miles of Birmingham, Alabama. Transport by UAB's Critical Care Transport is available to all those who need it and does not have to be to or from UAB Hospital.   

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Each adult medical transport team is staffed with a Registered Nurse, a Respiratory Therapist, and as needed or requested, a physician. Each team member is specially trained in aeromedical physiology. For neonatal patients requiring transport, a Neonatal Nurse Practictioner or Neonatal ICU RN and Respiratory Therapist are used to care for the critical neonatal patients.

CCT has been accredited by  CAMTS, the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems since 1999.   CAMTS is a peer review organization that provides voluntary compliance with standards focused on its two highest priorities, air medical and ground quality patient care and safety of the transport environment. It is a marker of excellence for federal, state and local governmental agencies as well as private agencies and the general public. CCT has appeared in four of the last five CAMTS Best Practices publications.

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