There is no safe way to transport a pediatric patient in the back of an ambulance...or is there?
Unlike child car seats used in automobiles which must meet rigorous safety standards developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation, there are no such requirements for child transport devices used in ambulances. Further, industry experts agree the testing criteria for child seats designed for automobiles do not apply to the patient compartment of an ambulance. It is recommended, not mandated, that EMS providers utilize devices specifically designed for child transport in ambulances.
In order to ensure safe transport of pediatric patients, CECA has decided to embark on a project to help outfit every ambulance in our state with a pediatric transport device to keep our children safe when riding in the back of an ambulance.
Thank you so much for all of your support in helping make these projects possible! Our EMS agencies and hospitals are forever grateful to generous donors like you.