Standard Guide for Training Emergency Medical Services Ambulance Operations
|Standards number:||ASTM F1705-96R20|
1.1 This guide provides minimum training standards for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Ambulance Operators including legal aspects, operator qualifications and testing, history of EMS vehicle operations, vehicle types/equipment, safety, physical forces, mechanics, pre-run, operations, post-run, and special circumstances.
1.2 This guide promotes the safe and efficient delivery of the ambulance, equipment, crew, passengers, and patients, during all phases of the delivery of EMS involving the ambulance, at all times exercising the highest degree of care for the safety of the public. This guide may be applied to the driving of other EMS vehicles that do not necessarily provide patient transportation.
1.3 This guide shall be used as the basis for all programs relevant to the training of the emergency medical services operators.
1.4 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.
1.5 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.