ASTM F2318-04

    Withdrawn Standard: ASTM F2318-04 Standard Specification for Rotary Wing Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support, and Specialized Medical Support Air Ambulances (Withdrawn 2013)

    Developed by Subcommittee: F30.01

    WITHDRAWN, NO REPLACEMENT

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    Withdrawn Rationale:

    This specification covers rotary wing aircraft involved in patient prehospital emergency medical care and transportation. It outlines the minimum requirements, including personnel, and patient care equipment and supplies, that must be met before the aircraft can be classified as a rotary wing air ambulance unit.

    Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee F30 on Emergency Medical Services, this specification was withdrawn in January 2013 in accordance with section 10.5.3.1 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers rotary wing aircraft involved in patient prehospital emergency medical care and transportation. It outlines the minimum requirements, including personnel, and patient care equipment and supplies, that must be met before the aircraft can be classified as a rotary wing air ambulance unit.

    1.2 The first part of this specification (Sections through ) describes the minimum aircraft configuration and capability, the minimum number of seats for personnel, and the provisions for the minimum medical equipment and supplies for rotary wing basic life support air ambulances.

    1.3 The provisions of this specification plus the provisions of the Advanced Life Support (ALS) Annex comprise the specification for rotary wing advanced life support air ambulances.(See Section 1 and 1.1 of the Advanced Life Support (ALS) Annex for the scope for rotary wing advanced life support air ambulances.)

    1.4 The provisions of this specification plus the provisions of the Advanced Life Support Annex, plus the provisions in the Specialized Medical Support (SMS) Annex comprise the specification for rotary wing specialized medical support air ambulances. (See Sections 1 through 1.3 of the Specialized Medical Support (SMS) Annex for the scope for rotary wing specialized medical support air ambulances.)


    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

    D3577 Specification for Rubber Surgical Gloves

    D3578 Specification for Rubber Examination Gloves

    F920 Specification for Minimum Performance and Safety Requirements for Resuscitators Intended for Use With Humans

    F960 Specification for Medical and Surgical Suction and Drainage Systems

    F1031 Practice for Training the Emergency Medical Technician (Basic)

    F1118 Specification for National Air Medical Transport Units Resources Catalog

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

    F1177 Terminology Relating to Emergency Medical Services

    F1219 Guide for Training the Emergency Medical Technician (Basic) to Perform Patient Initial and Detailed Assessment

    F1220 Guide for Emergency Medical Services System (EMSS) Telecommunications

    F1229 Guide for Qualification and Training of EMS Air Medical Patient Care Providers

    F1555 Guide for Characteristics for Extremity Splints

    F1556 Guide for Spinal Immobilization and Extrication (SPINE) Device Characteristics

    F1557 Guide for Full Body Spinal Immobilization Devices (FBSID) Characteristics

    F1558 Guide for Characteristics for Adjunct Cervical Spine Immobilization Devices (ACSID)

    F1559 Guide for Characteristics for Cervical Spine Immobilization Collar(s) (CSIC)

    NTIS Document

    USARTL-TR-79-22D Aircraft Crash Survival Design Guide


    DOI: 10.1520/F2318-04

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