USAFSAM starts training medics to attend Covid-19 patients

3 April 2020 (Last Updated April 3rd, 2020 15:21)

The US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM), a centre for aerospace medical learning and consultation, has starting training medics to attend Covid-19 patients.

Medics are being trained at Joint Base Charleston in South Carolina on the use of Transport Isolation System (TIS) and in transporting Covid-19 patients in military cargo aircraft.

The TIS is an infectious disease containment unit that is designed to offer in-flight medical care to the patients while reducing contagion risks among aircrew and medical attendants.

It is serving as an important tool in Air Mobility Command’s Covid-19 response.

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