ASTM F1339 - 92(2016) - Standard Guide for Organization and Operation of Emergency Medical Services Systems

ASTM F1339 - 92(2016)

Standard Guide for Organization and Operation of Emergency Medical Services Systems

Status : Current   Published : June 2016



1.1 This standard established guidelines for the organization and operation of Emergency Medical Services Systems (EMSS) at the state, regional and local levels. This guide will identify methods of developing state standards, coordinating/managing regional EMS Systems, and delivering emergency medical services through the local EMS System.

1.1.1 At the state level this guide identifies scope, methods, procedures and participants in the following state structure responsibilities: ( a) establishment of EMS legislation; ( b) development of minimum standards; ( c) enforcement of minimum standards; ( d) designation of substate structure; ( e) provision of technical assistance; ( f) identification of funding and other resources for the development, maintenance, and enhancement of EMS systems; ( g) development and implementation of training systems; ( h) development and implementation of communication systems; ( i) development and implementation of record-keeping and evaluation systems; ( j) development and implementation of public information, public education, and public relations programs; ( k) development and implementation of acute care center designation; ( l) development and implementation of a disaster medical system; ( m) overall coordination of EMS and related programs within the state and in concert with other states or federal authorities.

1.2 At the regional level, this guide identifies methods of planning, implementing, coordinating/managing, and evaluating the emergency medical services system which exists within a natural catchment area and provides guidance on the use of these methods.

1.3 At the local level, this guide identifies a basic structure for the organization and management of a local EMS system and outlines the responsibilities that a local EMS should assume in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of its EMS system.

(A)  If there are no regional organizations, within the state, the State EMS will need to accomplish, either directly or through delegation, regional tasks.

Standard NumberASTM F1339 - 92(2016)
TitleStandard Guide for Organization and Operation of Emergency Medical Services Systems
Publication Date01 June 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Advanced life support (ALS), Basic life support (BLS), Coordination (emergency medical services), Disaster, Emergency medical services (EMS), Legislation, Local emergency medical services (EMS), Patient biographical/medical data, Policy, Regional emergency medical services (EMS), State emergency medical services (EMS)
File Size168 KB

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