Mobile Medical Units of Intensive Care for newborns and children - Transfers
"The Smile of the Child" operates Mobile Medical
Units of Intensive Care for newborns and children carrying out transfers
nationwide and at a cross-border level as requested.
The Organization sets at the disposal of children and National Ambulance System (E.K.A.V) a total number of 7 units based in Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion and Mytilene staffed by 29 specialized rescuers who are certified by EKAV.
The main objectives of the action are the following:
- Provision of first aid to urgent medical cases.
- Support to pediatric chronic cases
- Support to children with disabilities
- Transfer of children throughout Greece.
- Transfer of premature babies with an incubator
- Contribution to the removal of minors at risk in cooperation with the National Helpline for Children SOS 1056
- Contribution to cases of missing children / amber alert.
- Contribution to emergency cases (e.g. fire).
The Mobile Medical Units of Intensive Care units for newborns and children of the Organization are unique in Greece. These units have the following capacities:
- Pediatric life support during a transfer (Cardiac monitor / defibrillator. etc.)
- Independent power supply which lasts for at least twice the duration of a transfer
- Independent incubators with their own monitor, ventilator, manometer etc.
- Incubators have their own battery and independent oxygen supply, as well as all equipment necessary to plug into a power supply or the ambulance’s oxygen supply
- Special fluid infusion syringe pump (medicines, milk etc.) for newborns (the only available unit in Greece which has such an equipment)
- embedded pediatric parameters (e.g. ventilator parameters vary depending on the age and weight of the child)
- Our units are certified from the European Union.
It is worth noting that the specifications of
the Units exceed the guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
"The Smile of the Child" operates Mobile Medical Units of Intensive Care for newborns and children since 1997.