AirMed is providing air medical transportation services for Pac-12 student-athletes this season.
AirMed International (AirMed) announced Tuesday that it is providing air medical transportation services for student-athletes of the Pac-12 Conference during the league’s 2020-21 academic season. AirMed has and will continue to provide air medical transport for student-athletes who test positive for COVID-19 on road game days.
Utilizing a fleet of medically-configured aircraft, clinical teams from AirMed will respond to requests from Pac-12 universities to transport student-athletes who have tested positive for COVID-19 back to their home campuses where they will be placed into isolation and receive treatment and care from their respective medical staff.
"The Pac-12's partnership with AirMed has been a critical element of our COVID-19 health and safety protocols around travel related to sport competitions,” said Pac-12 Commissioner, Larry Scott. “Ensuring that we protect our student-athletes, all those connected to Pac-12 sports and our communities is our number one priority, and AirMed's services are helping our universities to do so."
"AirMed is incredibly proud to be working with the Pac-12 to ensure the safe transport of student-athletes who test positive for COVID-19,” said Denise Treadwell, President of AirMed International. "We recognize the added complexities COVID-19 presents to collegiate athletics and the shared responsibility that the Pac-12, its member universities and student-athletes have to adhere to rigorous testing, travel, isolation and treatment policies. We are proud to help provide a solution that ensures the safe transport of these student-athletes while keeping others and team staffs secure while on the road.”
Pac-12 officials have implemented a series of safety measures in response to COVID-19 and its return to play. More information on the Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee’s recommendations for return to play considerations, as well as the Pac-12 Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Initiative, is available at Pac-12.com/health.
AirMed has also implemented its own safety measures in response to the virus. All flight crew undergo routine screening using state-of-the-art monitoring and medical assessment tools developed by AirMed’s parent company, Global Medical Response. The SafeRestart program includes:
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- Ongoing evaluation of each crew member, which includes symptom and temperature checks every 12 hours
- Infectious disease screening using GMR's proprietary online platform (MAST – Medical Assessment and Screening Tool)
- Access to a 24/7-staffed Nurse Navigation and physician team to assess, screen and monitor employees who have been in contact with COVID-19-positive or presumptive patients
- Regular phone calls and check-ins to GMR crews or personnel who have been quarantined or are self-isolating
The Conference has a tradition as the “Conference of Champions,” leading the nation in NCAA Championships in 54 of the last 60 years, with 529 NCAA team titles overall. The Conference comprises 12 leading U.S. universities - the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Colorado, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California, the University of Utah, the University of Washington and Washington State University. For more information on the Conference’s programs, member institutions, and Commissioner Larry Scott, go to Pac-12.com/conference.