Standard Active Last Updated: Mar 21, 2022
ASTM F1285-22

Standard Guide for Training the Emergency Medical Technician to Perform Patient Examination Techniques

Significance and Use

4.1 This guide establishes the minimum national standard for training the Emergency Medical Technician to perform patient examination techniques on patients of all ages.

4.2 This guide shall be used by those who wish to identify the minimum training standard for the Emergency Medical Technician as it relates to the performance of patient examination techniques.

4.3 This guide shall be used as the basis to revise Practice F1031.

4.4 Every person who is identified as an Emergency Medical Technician shall have been trained in accordance with this guide.

4.5 This guide does not stand alone and must be used in conjunction with the applicable documents cited in Section 2.


1.1 This guide covers the minimum patient examination techniques that the Emergency Medical Technician shall be trained to use when assessing ill or injured patients of all ages.

1.2 This guide is one of a series which together describe the minimum training standard for the Emergency Medical Technician.

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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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Book of Standards Volume: 13.02
Developed by Subcommittee: F30.02
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.1520/F1285-22
ICS Code: 11.160