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This guide covered standard training for emergency medical technicians (paramedics) dealing with emergencies.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee F30 on Emergency Medical Services, this guide was withdrawn in July 2018 in accordance with section 10.6.3 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the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.
1.1 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.
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
F1517 Guide for Scope of Performance of Emergency Medical Services Ambulance Operations
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ASTM F1651-95(2009), Standard Guide for Training the Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic) (Withdrawn 2018), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top