CAMTS, July 20, 2018 - During a three-day board of directors meeting in Munich, Germany, the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) and CAMTS European Union (EU) presented a dual accreditation, one new CAMTS accreditation, and 16 reaccreditations.
CAMTS and CAMTS EU awarded dual accreditation to international fixed wing and medical escort services provider Medical Wings of Donmuang, Bangkok. Operated by Siam Land Flying Co., Ltd., Medical Wings is the second service to achieve dual accreditation since CAMTS and CAMTS EU began offering it last year.
“The dual CAMTS and CAMTS EU accreditation program was developed from a desire to see increased high-level standardization for medical transportation on a global scale,” said CAMTS Executive Director Eileen Frazer. “We are thrilled to welcome our second dual accredited service and look forward to supporting more services dedicated to the safety and quality of care for patients worldwide.”
At the meeting, CAMTS also awarded initial accreditation to Canadian fixed wing service ACCESS (Aeromedical Critical Care Emergency Services Specialists) Air Ambulance of Yellowknife and Inuvik, challenging environments in the Northwest Territories.
Additionally, the following 16 services received CAMTS reaccreditation:
Aero Med Spectrum Health, a rotor wing and fixed wing service in Grand Rapids and Traverse City, Michigan.
Air Methods North Central Region (Iowa, Idaho, Nebraska, Montana, South Dakota, Wyoming), operating rotor wing and fixed wing services.
Air St. Luke’s, a rotor wing, fixed wing and ground critical care service in Boise, Idaho.
Avera Careflight, a rotor wing, fixed wing and ground critical care service in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
CareFlight Air and Mobile, a rotor wing and ground critical care service in Dayton, Ohio.
Collier County MedFlight, a rotor wing service in Naples, Florida.
Cook Childens’ Teddy Bear Transport, a rotor wing, fixed wing and ground critical care service in Fort Worth, Texas.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team, a rotor wing and ground critical care service in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
Duke Life Flight, a rotor wing, fixed wing and ground critical care service in Durham, North Carolina.
Gallup MedFlight, a rotor wing and fixed wing service in Gallup, New Mexico.
Med Trans Corporation, a rotor wing service operating in Iowa, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma and South Carolina.
Shannon AirMed 1, a rotor wing service operating in San Angelo, Texas.
Sunstar Paramedics Critical Care Transport, a ground critical care service in Largo, Florida.
Survival Flight, a rotor wing, fixed wing and ground critical care service in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Theda Star, a rotor wing service in Neenah, Wisconsin.
University of Mississippi AirCare, a rotor wing service supporting three locations in Mississippi.
The board met July 11-13, 2018, at ADAC headquarters, hosted by ADAC Managing Director of Helicopter Emergency Services Frederic Bruder. During the meeting, the board toured an ADAC helicopter base and CAMTS EU President Stefan Becker led a visit to the Bavarian Mountain Rescue Training Center.
The next CAMTS board meeting will be held in Phoenix in October 2018, prior to the Oct. 22-24 Air Medical Transport Conference. CAMTS will conduct two workshops on Sunday, Oct. 21: “Preparing for Accreditation” and “Understanding GAMUT.” In addition, the 11th Edition CAMTS Accreditation Standards will be published and available during the conference.
About CAMTS: The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) is dedicated to improving the quality of patient care and safety of the transport environment for services providing rotorwing, fixed wing and ground transport systems. To achieve accreditation by CAMTS, medical transport programs must adhere to CAMTS's standards, developed and continually improved by a board of highly skilled and experienced medical and medical transportation professionals. Adherence to these standards, which are above and beyond regulatory requirements, are audited every three years to assure program compliance to remain accredited by CAMTS. Nearly 200 services have achieved CAMTS accreditation.