Mobile Medical Units for Intensive Care of newborns and children - Evacuations
«The Smile of the
Child» has a mobile
medical intensive care units for newborns and children, so to be able to incur
evacuations nationwide and occasionally abroad.
The Organization makes available to children and EKAV a total of 7 units located in Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Lesvos, which are manned by 29 qualified rescuers all certified by the IEK E.K.A.V.
The main objective is:
- First aid to urgent medical cases.
- Take care of pediatric chronic cases.
- Take care of children with special needs.
- Evacuation of pediatric cases throughout Greece.
- Evacuation of premature babies with incubator.
- Contribution to the removal of minors at risk in conjunction with the SOS line 1056.
- Contribution to children that have gone missing/amber alert.
- Contribution in cases of emergency (eg fire).
The mobile medical intensive care units for newborns and children of the Organization are unique in Greece. Essentially it's about a "bed" of Intensive Care Unit on 6 wheels, in motion.
- Enabling the child's life support during evacuation (Snorkel, Cardiac monitor/defibrillator, suction etc.)
- They have an independent power supply which lasts for at least twice the time of evacuation
- The incubators have their own monitor, ventilator, manometer etc.
- The incubators have their own battery and independent oxygen supply along with all components required for their connection with the power or air or oxygen into the ambulance.
- They dispose of a special fluid infusion syringe pump (medicines, milk etc.) for newborns (No other unit in Greece has such an equipment)
- They come equipped with embedded pediatric parameters (eg the ventilator parameters vary depending on the age and weight of the child) (No other unit in Greece has identified parameters)
- The units are certified by the EEC.
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» disposes of a mobile medical intensive care units for newborns and children since 1997.