OAR 333-255-0082
Air Ambulance Operating Requirements for Scene Response

(1) Air ambulance in operation and providing scene response care must have a minimum medical staff of two persons and a pilot:
(a) A pilot adhering to all regulations set forth in FAA Part 135; and
(b) Any combination of two medical personnel consisting of at least one Paramedic or ambulance based clinician meeting the requirements specified in OAR 333-250-0270 (Personnel) sections (4) and (5).
(2) The following prehospital scene patient care equipment is required on all prehospital scene responses:
(a) All patient care equipment specified in OAR 333-255-0081 (Air Ambulance Operating Requirements for Interfacility Transfers) section (4);
(b) Fracture immobilization equipment:
(A) Traction splint capable of pediatric application;
(B) Extremity splints in assorted sizes; and
(C) Extrication collars in assorted pediatric and adult sizes;
(c) Bandages and dressings in assorted sizes, sterile and non-sterile;
(d) Occlusive dressing or equivalent;
(e) Adhesive or hypo-allergenic tape in assorted sizes;
(f) Cardiac monitoring equipment:
(A) A portable battery-operated manual monitor defibrillator capable of recording ECG reading;
(B) ECG electrodes: pediatric and adult;
(C) Hands-free defibrillation patches: pediatric and adult;
(D) Capable of transcutaneous cardiac pacing and may be a stand-alone unit or integrated in the monitor and defibrillator unit;
(E) Patient cables — 2; and
(F) ECG paper;
(g) Advanced airway care equipment:
(A) Primary and secondary laryngoscopic device, adult and pediatric;
(B) Endotracheal tubes in assorted sizes, adult and pediatric;
(C) Magill Forceps, pediatric and adult;
(D) Intubation stylettes, pediatric and adult;
(E) Endtidal CO2 detection device;
(F) Oxygen saturation monitor; and
(G) Chest decompression equipment;
(h) Sterile intravenous agents and medications authorized by the EMS medical director;
(i) Vascular access devices:
(A) Over-the-needle catheters in assorted sizes 24-gauge through 14-gauge; and
(B) Specifically-designed needles for intraosseous infusions;
(j) Nasogastric tubes in assorted sizes;
(k) Oregon Trauma System’s Identification Bracelets — 5; and
(l) Miscellaneous equipment:
(A) The U.S. Department of Transportation, 2016 “Emergency Response Guidebook, (A Guidebook for First Responders during the Initial Phase of Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Materials Transportation Incident)”;
(B) A copy of standing orders dated within one year and signed by the EMS medical director; and
(C) A quick reference guide or other reference material that provides appropriate guidelines for pediatric drug dosing and equipment sizing; and
(D) Appropriately-sized child restraint system(s) that, at a minimum, covers a weight range of between 10 and 99 pounds. Only the manufacturer’s recommendations for the weight or size of the patient should be considered when selecting the appropriate device for the specific child being transported.
(3) In a prehospital resuscitation, when no other practical means of transportation, including any other properly equipped license-holder, is reasonably available, a license-holder may deviate from the rules to the extent necessary to meet the rescue situation.

Source: Rule 333-255-0082 — Air Ambulance Operating Requirements for Scene Response, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=333-255-0082.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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