ASTM F1229 - 01(2012)

    Standard Guide for Qualification and Training of EMS Air Medical Patient Care Providers

    Active Standard ASTM F1229 | Developed by Subcommittee: F30.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 13.02


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    Significance and Use

    This guide provides minimum guidance for the development of air medical training programs.

    This guide identifies additional subject areas of training necessary to become an air medical patient care provider.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide applies to patient care providers onboard medical flights involved in the provision of patient care during air medical transport. It does not necessarily address the qualifications and training of additional specialty care providers or other allied health professionals during air medical transport.

    1.2 This guide establishes air medical nomenclature.

    1.3 This guide establishes minimum qualifications and training requirements for the air medical patient care provider(s) and the air medical director.

    1.4 This guide identifies the general content of the curricula for air medical training.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    F1031 Practice for Training the Emergency Medical Technician (Basic)

    F1124 Specification for Rotary Wing Advanced Life Support Transport Units

    F1256 Guide for Selection and Practice of Emergency Medical Services Instructor for Basic Life Support/Emergency Medical Technician (BLS/EMT) Training Programs

    F1257 Guide for Selection and Practice of Emergency Medical Services Instructor for Advanced Life Support/Emergency Medical Technician (ALS/EMT) Training Programs

    F1274 Specification for Fixed Wing Advanced Life Support Transport Units

    F1453 Guide for Training and Evaluation of First Responders Who Provide Emergency Medical Care

    F1552 Practice for Training Instructor Qualification and Certification Eligibility of Emergency Medical Dispatchers

    F1651 Guide for Training the Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic)

    F1705 Guide for Training Emergency Medical Services Ambulance Operations

    U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curricula

    Air-MedicalCrewEduca


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 03.220.50 (Air transport); 11.160 (First aid)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/F1229-01R12

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