MEDUCARE Pediatric Flight Team
The MEDUCARE Pediatric Flight Team is the only dedicated pediatric/neonatal critical care transport service in Charleston, SC and is based out of Landmark Air and the Medical University of South Carolina. The Pediatric Flight Team transports patients throughout the state utilizing an EC-135 helicopter, fixed wing aircraft and a mobile intensive care unit.
See our response times by geographic location within South Carolina.
The team is configured with a highly trained Registered Nurse, Registered Respiratory Therapist and an Emergency Medical Technician. We work closely with our communication specialists, who maintain flight following with the MED-TRANS pilots to ensure a safe environment for all patients and crew during transport. Helicopter flights are available for transports within a 150 mile radius of Charleston, SC but we may transport patients greater than 150 miles pending approval. Fixed wing transport, using MedCenter Air, is the typically the mode of transport for patients requiring transport greater than 150 miles.
MEDUCARE supports the following critical care units:
- Area's only Level I Pediatric Trauma and Pediatric Burn Center
- The state’s only Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
- Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- ECMO referral institution