Air Medical Transport

Guidance for rotor and fixed wing transport
  1. Exits and doors should be open for a minimum of 20 minutes. 
  2. Air conditioning turned on at maximum capacity for several minutes to provide at least one complete air exchange.
  3.  Cleaning should be postponed until airing out is COMPLETE. 
  4. All dirty equipment or items requiring disinfection will be placed in a designated “dirty area”
  5. Transport of the patient through the hangar will remain within the designated lane identified by floor markings throughout the hangar. 
  6. All areas of the aircraft should be cleaned and maintained according to manufacturers’ recommendations. 
  7. Personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent contact with germicides should be worn while disinfecting. 
  8. Spills of body fluids during transport should be cleaned by placing absorbent material over the spill and collecting the used cleaning material in a biohazard bag, and environmental services personnel should be notified of the spill location and initial clean-up performed. 
  9. Contaminated reusable patient care equipment should be placed in biohazard bags and labeled for cleaning and disinfection at the receiving facility prior to returning to the aircraft. 
  10. Reusable equipment should be cleaned and disinfected according to manufacturer’s instructions. 
  11. Following completion of cleaning tasks, including cleaning and disinfection of reusable equipment, cleaning personnel should carefully remove and dispose of personal protective gear and wash hands thoroughly with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.

Source: The Association of Air Medical Services 

Last Updated 5 months ago

Cleaning Flight Helmets:

  1.  Remove gross contaminates or heavy soil from shell and strap surfaces prior to the application of the Pro-tech ready to use disinfectant (RTU) 
  2. Hold the container six to eight inches from the surface to be treated. 
  3. Spray area until it is covered with the solution. 
  4. Allow product to remain on the helmet surface for 3 minutes (for Blood borne Pathogens: allow surface to remain wet for 5 minutes). 
  5. No scrubbing is necessary. 
  6. Wipe off with a clean cloth. 
  7. If a helmet liner has gross contamination it should be removed from the helmet and washed. 
  8. Clean visors with lint-free cloth dampened with a 70 % solution of isopropyl alcohol. 
  9. Insert-able Helmet liners are washed in the same fashion as linens and uniforms and allowed to air dry

Sources:

https://aams.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/AirMed-Guidlines-for-COVID-19-Transport.pdf

Last Updated 5 months ago
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