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CCT Air Medical

Air Medical Considerations- History

1870 Prussian Siege of Paris Some texts say that during the war 160 injured soldiers/civilians were transported by hot air balloon.
What was created in 1928? First civilian air ambulance transport was created; The Royal Flying Doctor Service
During what war did the US Army convert the Curtiss Jenny JN-4 into Air ambulances? World War I
What war were the first soldiers evacuated by helicopter from the Burma Jungles? World War II
The NTSB has identified 4 major factors contributing to HEMS crashes, What are they? Human Error (68% of crashes) Weather (30% of crashes) Mechanical (25% of crashes) Obstacle Strikes (20% of crashes)
Within the Industry, there are several solutions that have been implemented to reduce the number of HEMS accidents. Name 3. Crew recourse Management (CRM) training Initial Flight Team Crew Training Annual Refresher Training
Crew Recourse Management is defined as what? Using all available resources --information, equipment and people-- to achieve safe and efficient flight operations.
Some programs require the pilots to fill out a risk matrix for at the start of their shifts, what are the risk factors used? Experience of the pilot and crew, Day versus night, and duty hours.
The cardinal sin of air medical transport is having the patient transported by air when they could have reached an appropriate hospital quicker by ground. What is a rule used to prevent this? 30 miles or 30 minute ground transport time is considered to be the minimum to which air medical transport will be beneficial to the patient.
HEMS missions have 3 distinct operations, what are they? Response Transport Repositioning of the aircraft
LZ's should be ideally how big? 100' X 100'
"S.L.O.W." acronym stands for what? S= Size of the LZ should be 100' x 100' L= Landing are should be marked at all corners with cones or lights O= Obstacles she be removed from LZ or marked W= Wind speed and direction should be noted
What does CAMTS stand for? Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems
CAMTS is what? is a peer review organization dedicated to improving pt care and transport safety by providing a dynamic accreditation process through the development of standards, education, and services that support CAMTS vision.
What is the goal of CAMTS? To improve the services provided by the air medical and ground inter-facility transfer services.
Created by: robillard.james