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Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee F30 on Emergency Medical Services, this practice was withdrawn in July 2013 in accordance with section 10.6.3.1 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the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.
1.1 This specification pertains to fixed wing aircraft (airplanes) used for 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 fixed 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 fixed 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 fixed wing advanced life support air ambulances. See Sections 1 and 1.1 of the Advanced Life Support (ALS) Annex for the scope for fixed wing advanced life support air ambulances.
1.4 The provisions of this Sspecification plus the provisions of the Advanced Life Support Annex, plus the provisions in this Specialized Medical Support (SMS) Annex comprise the specification for fixed wing specialized medical support air ambulances. See Sections 1 through 1.3 of the Specialized Medical Support (SMS) Annex for the scope for fixed 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.
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)
Federal Laws and Regulations14 CFR Chapter 1--Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Rules and Regulations, Parts 1-49 and 61-139; specifically, Subpart 135.19--Emergency Operations
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ASTM F2319-04, Standard Specification for Fixed Wing Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support, and Specialized Medical Support Air Ambulances (Withdrawn 2013), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2004, www.astm.orgBack to Top