The European Aeromedical Institute (EURAMI) has made its accreditation standards publically available. The Institute offers a voluntary accreditation service for fixed and rotary-wing air ambulance providers, which serves as a mark of quality. For the first time, any interested parties can see for themselves the standards against which accredited providers have been judged. Applicants must show substantial compliance with the standards in order to gain accreditation.
The document now available to download from the EURAMI website is marked as a ‘draft’ of version 4.0 of the Institute’s standards. Dr Laurent Taymans, president of EURAMI, explained: “The standards are draft as there will be additions and refinements. These will involve among others, non-pressurised aircraft, specific chapters/sections for rotor-wing aircraft; and finally commercial flights. It’s an ever-changing environment, and I prefer to say that the standards [are] in draft [form] for the moment. Some of the experts that we have approached are still working on their sections or wanted more review.” He added: “Fundamentally, these additions/changes, should only slightly impact the overall standards. As such, the published standards are our core values.”
EURAMI joins the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAAMTS) and the National Accreditation Alliance of Medical Transport Applications (NAAMTA), whose standards were already publically available.
To view the standards, go to www.eurami.org/eurami-standards-4-0.