Standard Withdrawn, No replacement   Last Updated: Aug 05, 2013
ASTM F2319-04

Standard Specification for Fixed Wing Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support, and Specialized Medical Support Air Ambulances (Withdrawn 2013)

Abstract

This specification pertains to fixed wing aircraft (airplanes) used for patient prehospital emergency medical care and transportation. It 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. This will also assist in the definition of appropriate care, increase public awareness of the high standard available, and provide a nationally accepted guideline. The fixed wing basic life support air ambulance shall consist of three components: the fixed wing medical transport vehicle (airplane), transport personnel, and patient care equipment and supplies The three components must be licensed/certified by the appropriate governmental authority.

Scope

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.

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