University Hospital Emergency Medical Services

Critical Care Transport Team


The University Hospital CCTT consists of specially trained EMS staff members that comprise the Critical Care Transport Team. CCTT is a NJDHSS licensed Specialty Care Transport Unit (SCTU) that provides ALS transportation of critically ill or injured patients from local hospitals to specialty centers. A majority of these transfers are from regional hospital Emergency Departments and Intensive Care Units for admission to University Hospital and other leading specialty hospitals.

In service since 2004, CCTT is staffed by a Mobile Intensive Care Registered Nurse (MICN), and a Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic (MICP). CCTT performs critical care transportation throughout the New Jersey and Northeast region. CCTT operates several custom ambulances and carry specialized equipment and medications for patient care. CCTT also assumed the responsibilities of the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Transport service operated by University Hospital.

Additionally, CCTT is a licensed Mobile Intensive Care Unit that may be utilized occasionally in emergency situations for on-scene Advanced Life Support assignments within the UH-EMS coverage area. University Hospital EMS CCTT is also responsible for all requests for service (ALS and BLS) on the grounds of the UHNJ Newark Campus.

To request the UH-EMS Critical Care Team or to arrange a transfer please contact REMCS at (866) UMD-CCTT. CCTT is staffed 24 hours-a-day, 7 days a week.

More information on CCTT including dispatch criteria and medical capabilities is available on the University Hospital CCTT website.

Critical care transport services should be selected for patients who require:

  • Transportation in the supine or prone positions
  • Constant attendance due to a medical/mental condition
  • Aspiration prevention
  • IV fluids or medications
  • Automatic Ventilator
  • Cardiac Monitoring

The CCTT utilizes a 2016 state-of-the-art custom ambulance. It is capable of supporting advanced medical care including:

  • Intra-aortic balloon pump
  • Two neonatal isolettes
  • Advanced airway management
  • Portable ventilator for adults and children
  • Portable continuous infusion pump; 6-infusion capability
  • Advanced hemodynamic monitoring for invasive lines and end-tidal carbon dioxide
  • 12-lead ECG, defibrillator, and pacer capabilities

The CCTT is comprised of seasoned professionals with advanced training and continuous education. Team members include New Jersey Mobile Intensive Care Paramedics (MICP) and Registered Nurses with ICU, ED, and EMS experience.

Ongoing supervision and quality assurance is provided by Daniel Vega, RN, program coordinator, and Dr. Timothy Satty, medical director.