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CAMTS

Commission for the Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems

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AMRM

Air Medical Resource Management

  • Distributes workload
  • Practice of involving ALL members of the flight team in the mission planning, decision making, mission safety
  • Reffered to as CRM as well

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Sterile Cockpit

Only essential communication during all phases of flight except straight and level flight.  Critical phases - takeoff, landing (short final), refueling, and taxi

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Flight Following

15 minutes flying, 45 minutes if sitting on the ground.  Emergency action plan activated 15 minutes after failure to report in

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Miscellaneous CAMTS Requirements

  • 5 intubations prior to beginning missions, quarterly thereafter
  • Flame retardant clothing, must be able to pull 0.25 inches away from body
  • Safe aircraft is above patient care
  • Long range flight = > 3 hours
  • No Seat Belt - straight and level or when PIC directs

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Rotor Wing PIC Requirements

  • 2,000 hours total flight time
  • 1,200 hours in a helicopter
  • 1,000 hours as PIC
  • 100 hours must be PIC at night
  • Must be instrument rated
  • Airline transport pilot certificate encouraged
  • Area orientation - 5 hours total with 2 at night

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Fixed Wing PIC Qualifications

  • 2,000 hours total flight time
  • 1,000 hours as PIC
  • 100 hours night as PIC
  • Must possess an ATP certificate
  • Must be instrument rated
  • Fixed wing must file VFR and IFR flight plans

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FAR Part 91

  • Applies to everyone - general FAA rules
  • no duty day
  • No weather minimums

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FAR Part 135

  • Flying passengers for money
  • Max 14 hour duty day
  • 8 hours total flying time
  • 8 hours bottle to throttle

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Marginal Weather

Weather that is very close to or at minimums.  Can fly, but accepting risk.

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Below Minimums

Weather that is UNDER weather minimums - can't fly.  Bad weather encountered enroute, divert to closest facility.  #1 cause of crashes is weather.

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Weather Minimums (Non-Mountainous)

  • Day:
    • Local - 800' 2 miles
    • Cross Country - 800' 3 miles
  • Night:
    • Local - 800' 3 miles
    • Night - 1,000' 3 miles

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Weather Minimums (Mountainous)

  • Day:
    • Local - 800' 3 miles
    • Cross Country - 1,000' 3 miles
  • Night:
    • Local - 1,000' 3 miles
    • Night - 1,000' 5 miles

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Visual Flight Rules (VFR)

  • Can fly only in weather conditions that you can see where you are flying
  • There is NO intended instrument flying under these rules

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Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)

  • The weather condition does not allow safe flight by sight alone, and the pilow must be able to use instruments to fly

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Inadvertent Instrument Meterological Conditions (IIMC)

The pilot began flying in VFR weather and unexpectedly encountered weather that required flying by instruments.

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Hasty or Unsecured LZ

  • Must have ground communication
  • Large enough to land - generally 100'x100'
  • 1 approach and departure heading
  • 2 passes required prior to landing - 1 high/1 low

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Permanent Helipad

  • Must have 2 approach and departure headings
  • Perimeter lighting on the helipad
  • Landing beacon
  • Windsock

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In-Flight Emergencies

  • Land immediately - engine failure, fire, RPG in your tail boom
  • Land as soon as possible - low transmittion pressure, chip light
  • Land as soon as practical - go to closest convenient place to "check something non-emergent"

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Pre-Crash Sequence

  • Lay the patient flat
  • Turn off any oxygen
  • Assume crash position
  • Arms crossed to chest
  • Chin to chest

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Crash Position

  • Seat belt secured
  • Sit up straight
  • Helmet strap tight/visor down
  • Knees together, feet 6" apart, flat on floor (not underneath seat)
  • Arms crossed on chest
  • Chin to chest

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Post-Crash Sequence

  • Turn off - Throttle --> Fuel --> Battery
  • Exit the aircraft
  • Assemble at 12 o'clock position
  • Begin building a shelter, build a fire, gathering water, create a signal

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Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT)

  • Self-activates during crash sequence at 4G's
  • Can be manually activated
  • Transmits on 121.5MHz or 406MHz
  • Generates a constant, repeating alarm over your headset when you get near a crash site to perform a rescue

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EMTALA

Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act

  • Must act if someone requires emergency care to sustain life or is actively giving birth
  • 150 Yard rule - must be treated if injured within 150 yards of a hospital
  • Sending physician is responsible for the patient until they arrive at the next facility

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Standard of Care

Negligence

  • Presence of duty
  • Breach of duty
  • Foreseeability
  • Causation
  • Injury
  • Damages

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Duty to Report

  • Child Abuse
  • Elder Abuse
  • Violent Crime