ASTM F1651 - 95(2009)

    Standard Guide for Training the Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic)

    Active Standard ASTM F1651 | Developed by Subcommittee: F30.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 13.02


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    Significance and Use

    This guide establishes the national standard for training the emergency medical technician (paramedic).

    This guide shall be used by those who develop the training curriculum to be used to train the emergency medical technician (paramedic).

    Every person who is identified as an emergency medical technician (paramedic) shall have been trained to this guide.

    It is understood that the scope of the medical practice is constantly evolving. Therefore, this guide does not contain recommendations for the management of illnesses and injuries. Furthermore, it is not intended to supersede the protocols and standing orders of the system medical director or the on-line medical physician (see Practice F 1149).

    This guide does not standardize the scope of practice of the emergency medical technician (paramedic).

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide covers the training standard for the emergency medical technician (paramedic) to deal with emergencies. Primary care and wilderness/delayed/prolonged context training for the emergency medical technician (paramedic) is not within the scope of this guide, but may be dealt with in other ASTM standards.

    1.2 This guide identifies the knowledge and skills that all programs that train the emergency medical technician (paramedic) should include in their training program.

    1.3 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

    F1149 Practice for Qualifications, Responsibilities, and Authority of Individuals and Institutions Providing Medical Direction of Emergency Medical Services

    F1220 Guide for Emergency Medical Services System (EMSS) Telecommunications

    F1254 Practice for Performance of Prehospital Manual Defibrillation

    F1255 Practice for Performance of Prehospital Automated Defibrillation

    F1258 Practice for Emergency Medical Dispatch

    F1288 Guide for Planning for and Response to a Multiple Casualty Incident

    F1489 Guide for Performance of Patient Assessment by the Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic)

    F1517 Guide for Scope of Performance of Emergency Medical Services Ambulance Operations


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 03.100.30 (Management of human resources); 11.160 (First aid)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/F1651-95R09

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    Citation Format

    ASTM F1651-95(2009), Standard Guide for Training the Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.org

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