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ID
3-509-1228
Name
Aeromedical Transport Officer
Status
Published
Updated
10/25/2018 5:57:29 PM
Released
11/07/2017
Resource Category
Emergency Medical Services
Primary Core Capability
Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Aeromedical Transport Officer is in charge of all patient care and clinical aspects of the air medical transport service
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
See note below
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Serves as Aeromedical Group Supervisor
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: Is a licensed physician with education and experience in the areas of medicine and out-of-hospital care commensurate with the patient care mission
Type 3The Aeromedical Transport Officer: 1. Is a health care professional licensed to diagnose and treat a range of health problems, working either independently or under the supervision of a physician or other licensed independent practitioner 2. Serves as a clinical resource to the air medical transport crew 3. Is in charge of all patient care and clinical aspects of the air medical transport service 4. Supports disaster aeromedical staging facilities when deployed 5. Provides patient care to the point of definitive care 6. Is trained in health promotion, disease prevention, and comprehensive health care
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2 PLUS: Completion of post-graduate education in health/medical or surgery
Type 21. Graduate of an accredited medical school 2. Completion of an accredited residency program or post-graduate year three and above
Type 3Graduate of an accredited nurse practitioner program or an accredited or state-recognized physician assistant program
TrainingIdentified equivalent trainings should meet or exceed course learning objectives.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: Air Medical Physician Association’s (AMPA) Medical Director Core Curriculum or equivalent basic training as an Air Medical Transport (AMT) Medical Director
Type 3Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Incident Command System for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents 3. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 5. Air Medical Resource Management or equivalent 6. Training in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.120: Hazardous Materials Awareness 7. Training in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.134: Respiratory Protection 8. Training in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne Pathogens
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: Actively provides medical oversight of an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agency or academic program
Type 3Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Knowledge of state and local scope of practice parameters and skill sets 2. Knowledge of the management and care of patients involved in a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI), including the triage, inclusion and exclusion criteria used to select patients for air ambulance transport 3. Knowledge of crew resource management Experience: 1. Ongoing involvement with an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providing entity, organization, or agency 2. Experience in air medical transport 3. Experience in critical care medicine
Physical/Medical FitnessThis position may work near moving mechanical parts of an aircraft and face exposure to airborne particles including fumes, chemical hazards, and vibrations/turbulence. PPE is mission-specific and depends on the patient and patient condition.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 31. Performs duties under moderate circumstances characterized by working consecutive 12-hour days under physical and emotional stress for sustained periods of time 2. Maintains immunizations in accordance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s immunization recommendations for emergency responders 3. Ability to work wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
CurrencyProvider must carry out and use any background checks as applicable law specifies. This may include a background check completed within past 12 months, sex offender registry check, and a local, state, and national criminal history.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 31. Active member with an EMS-providing entity, organization, or agency 2. Active participation in the care of critically ill/injured patients 3. Active participation with an established air medical transport service 4. Immunizations up-to-date and commensurate with mission assignment 5. Background checks as applicable law permits or requires
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Board certification in an acute care clinical specialty with demonstrated or documented disaster response or air medical patient care experience
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: 1. American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Board of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine-recognized board certification or board eligibility in a specialty or subspecialty that requires expertise and experience in the emergency management of critically ill or injured patients 2. State, the District of Columbia, or US territory-granted active status of legal authority to function as a Physician without restriction
Type 31. State, the District of Columbia, or US territory-granted active status of legal authority to function as a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner without restrictions 2. Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration, if the State of primary registration grants prescriptive privileges, as this position may prescribe or administer medications commensurate with the mission assignment
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
This resource can be ordered in conjunction with a NIMS typed team, including: Air Ambulance Fixed-Wing (Critical Care Transport), Air Ambulance Fixed-Wing (Non-Critical Care Transport), Air Ambulance Rotary-Wing (Critical Care Transport) or Air Ambulance Rotary-Wing (Non-Critical Care Transport)
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
This position typically works 12 hours per shift, is self-sustainable for 72 hours, and is deployable for up to 14 days
This position deploys with all necessary PPE, including flight and medical gear, based on the mission assignment
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Air Ambulance Fixed-Wing (Critical Care Transport)
FEMA, NIMS 508: Air Ambulance Fixed-Wing (Non-Critical Care Transport)
FEMA, NIMS 508: Air Ambulance Rotary-Wing (Critical Care Transport)
FEMA, NIMS 508: Air Ambulance Rotary-Wing (Non-Critical Care Transport)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Immunization Recommendations for Disaster Responders
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Emergency Medical Services Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach. Washington, DC: US Department of Transportation/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT/NHTSA), DOT HS 809 042, June 2000
NHTSA, The National EMS Education Standards. Washington, DC: US DOT/NHTSA, DOT HS 811 077A, January 2009
NHTSA. The National EMS Scope of Practice Model. Washington, DC: US DOT/NHTSA, DOT HS 810 657, February 2007
National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), National Incident Management System Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide, PMS 310-1, Physical Fitness Levels, October 2016
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Part 1910.120: Hazardous Materials Awareness, latest edition adopted
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.134: Respiratory Protection, latest edition adopted
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne Pathogens, latest edition adopted