Guidelines are presented to assist airport directors in initiating and implementing a plan for emergency medical services in airports. The following functions of the emergency plan are defined: the provision of triage and emergency services to casualties at a disaster site within a minimum of elapsed time; the provision of a holding area in the airport for further treatment and observation of injured persons not requiring immediate evacuation; and the orderly evacuation of injured persons to hospital facilities when appropriate. It is suggested that a physician be given the responsibility for coordinating and directing the airport's emergency plan. Considerations of personnel training, communications, and facilities and equipment to be taken into account in the overall plan are discussed. The following materials are appended to the guidelines: an outline of a 16-hour course in emergency medical care for airport personnel; a list of recommended medical supplies for the triage area and for emergency medical care bags; and a list of suggested readings.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Available from American Medical Association, 535 North Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60610.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Medical Association

    535 North Dearborn Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60610
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168628
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1978 12:00AM