Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013-
Augusta, GA- For many children, when they get hurt or sick there's no time to wait for the hospital. That's when the Pediatric Transport Team steps in.
The team at Children's Hospital of Georgia is one of two specialized teams in the entire state that can transport children.
Jason Herold, Pediatric Transport Coordinator, says the process from the initial call to the drop off at the hospital is intense since they are the ones that need to figure out what is wrong with the child and use the best immediate treatment.
He says in order to save lives they need expensive equipment.
"We carry a lot of equipment for the transport team," Herold says. "It's a lot of money so we got involved to try and raise money to continue to buy the newest equipment so we can take it with us when we go on transport to provide the best care for the children."
Herold says while many people believe children are just little adults, they are actually a specialized patient population so they need different medication and monitoring.
That's why Pediatric Transport has set up their own fundraising team for the race to 50k!