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AAMS Vision Zero Safety Day Handbook
A document designed to help educate transport programs about the planning, financing and implementation of a safety education day.  Safety Days are likely to be a significant part of your program's Safety Management System (SMS).

Air Medical Accident/Incident Preparation, Response and Recovery: Lessons from Crash Survivors
This document features insights of the AAMS Survivors Network, survivors of helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) accidents.  This resource document aids in industry risk mitigation, accident/incident preparedness, response, and long-term individual and program recovery.  While there is no doubt there is great work being done in the air medical industry around the world and there have been significant strides in risk mitigation, incidents and accidents continue to occur.  To date there have been 358 crewmembers killed in air medical accidents, but there are over 600 survivors of accidents in HEMS alone since the early 1970s. This document will assist HEMS programs to incorporate survivors into their current Post Accident Incident Plan (PAIP). 

Guidelines for Air Medical Crew Education 
Available only in digital format, these Guidelines set forth a template for the initial training of advanced life support (ALS) level air medical crew members to extend their knowledge and skills beyond existing EMT-P, RN, and respiratory care training curricula. This publication covers the knowledge and competencies required for air medical programs to provide appropriate patient care at altitude and in the transport environment. It includes information, bibliographies, and suggestions for skills development in the following broad areas:
  • Background and history of air medical transport
  • Safety considerations
  • Community, public relations, cultural competency, and legal issues
  • Patient assessment and packaging
  • The physiology of transport in the air medical environment
  • Assessment and care of patients with a wide range of diseases and traumatic injuries
  • Knowledge and competencies required by air medical programs that transport specialized and high-risk patient groups

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MedEvac Foundation Public Education White Papers

Air Medical Services: Critical Component of Modern Healthcare Systems (2011)

Air Medicine: Accessing the Future of Healthcare (2006)
An award-winning comprehensive look at the history and current state of air medicine.  

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AAMS Model State Guidelines
A sequel to the 2007 paper entitled Air Medical Services:  Future Development as an Integrated Component of the Emergency Medical Services System, these guidelines seek to outline core components and potential language of model state regulation that can be shared with State EMS officials and others interested in state-level oversight of air medical transport.

Air Medical Services: Future Development as an Integrated Component of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System
A guidance document by the Air Medical Task Force of the National Association of State EMS Officials, the National Association of EMS Physicians and the Association of Air Medical Services.  

EMS Workforce for the 21st Century:  A National Assessment
Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics are a critical component of any community's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system.  Assuring the continued viability of the prehospital EMS workforce is a key concern for many local, State, Federal, and tribal EMS agencies, as well as national EMS organizations.  As a first step in systematically addressing the issue, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in partnership with the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Emergency Medical Services for Children program, supported a research project led by the Center for the Health Professions and School of Nursing at the University of California San Francisco with assistance from the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the University of Washington.  The intent of this research is to provide guidance to the national EMS community in ensuring a viable EMS workforce for the future.

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AAMS Communications & Public Relations Committee 3-Part Article Series

    Pre-Planning for a Crisis  |  Assistance and Support During a Crisis  |  Focus on the Family 

Post-Crash Resource Document
A special resource for our members during times of crisis.  Includes necessary critical functions required following a crash, as well as addressing the short and long term issues and decisions.

AAMS Media Relations Guide
A resource to assist members in dealing with the media in the event of an incident. 

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Other AAMS Documents & Resources

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Critical Care Transport Surveys & Air Medical Journal

AAMS Members you can access the following documents through your Air Medical Journal Subscription: