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INNOVATE

VISION ZERO – Education. Awareness. Vigilance  logo_vision_zero_200_100

These are the three key points that keep Vision Zero focused. Without any one of these, the other is nullified. Vision Zero was created by AAMS and the MedEvac Foundation International as a movement to decrease the accident rate through safety awareness, by addressing the essential components of building a industry culture of safety.

Public Relations savvy when you need it! Our Communications and Public Relations Committee has decades of combined knowledge to help you answer the tough questions from internal and external audiences. And our staff is ready to be your advocate with the media and the public. Contact Blair Beggan at (703) 836-8732, or via e-mail at bbeggan@aams.org for more specific information on how we can help you.

Active committees, task forces, sections and special interest groups (SIG’s), including but not limited to:

Communications & Public Relations Committee
Your voice for public relations activities and all communications with both internal and external audiences.

Critical Care Ground (CCG) SIG
The voice of the critical care ground providers within your community.

Director of Operations Section
The voice of the Directors of Operations within your community.

Fixed Wing SIG
The voice of the fixed wing providers within your community.

Government Relations/Advocacy Committee
Your voice on Capitol Hill for regulatory, legislative and policy advocacy.

Pediatric Transport (KIDS) SIG
The voice of the children’s transport programs within your community.

Membership Committee
Your voice within your Association, developing initiatives and setting membership priorities.

Medical Transport Educator’s (MTE) Section
The voice of the educators in your community.

Safety Committee
Your voice for the development and promotion of clinical/operational safety practices.

Standards Committee
Your voice for the development and promotion of aviation/operational/clinical practice standards.

DO YOU WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

AAMS is always welcoming new members and volunteers on committees, sections, SIG’s, and task forces.  Please contact the AAMS office at (703) 836-8732 for further information; our entire staff is waiting to help!

INNOVATION SPECIFICALLY FOR PROGRAMS AND OPERATORS

The Atlas and Database of Air Medical Services (ADAMS)
AAMS teamed up with the Center for Transportation Injury Research (CenTIR) in Buffalo, NY to create ADAMS, the Atlas & Database of Air Medical Services.  ADAMS includes descriptive & geographic information on air medical service providers, their communication centers, base helipads, RW aircraft and receiving hospitals. The need for such a data resource is driven by newly-emerging Automatic Crash Notification (ACN) technologies which are changing both the content and the manner in which motor vehicle crash emergency messages are routed.  The ADAMS database is currently an important resource for the Department of Homeland Security.  To date, all AAMS RW Program Directors have received a username & private password that allows them to access to the data collection web-forms for their flight program.  Results of the data collection can be viewed on the ADAMS GIS website at www.ADAMSairmed.org.  For more details, call CenTIR at 716-204-5141 or email airmedgis@adamsairmed.org.

Case Management Resource Guide listings at significant savings – 30% for both print and online – to let your customers’ know your program is there for them!

Free Guides for patients and their families, social workers, case managers and other representatives on how to choose providers and answer their questions through our client referral programs. AAMS’ Fixed Wing Referral program, for example, has referred thousands of patients to AAMS’ members over the years.

EDUCATE

Significant discounts to a variety of educational conferences.  These premiere events give you the opportunity to earn educational credits based on your profession in the community and to network with your peers from all over the world.

Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) – HOSTS NEARLY 2600 OF YOUR PEERS AND CUSTOMERS!
The annual AMTC provides up-to-date information on the latest techniques and innovative approaches to air medical practice from community experts while giving attendees lots of opportunities to earn continuing education credits. Top-notch keynoters and expanded educational offerings (including mechanics technical briefings, special information exchanges, new clinical sessions, scientific abstracts and poster sessions) make this the air and critical care ground medical transport one not to miss!  The conference exhibit hall gives attendees the chance to learn about the newest technology and meet with service providers in the largest trade show for the air and ground medical transport community.  Best of all of, the AMTC is the best place for medical transport professionals to network and learn from each other.

Medical Transport Leadership Institute (MTLI) – SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR!
An intensive continuing education experience and certification for individuals currently managing medical transportation services, those seeking management positions, and others with direct and indirect involvement who desire greater understanding of this dynamic profession. The Institute operates with a rigorous approach to competency-based education, utilizing formal classroom hours, mandatory participation, written testing and oral presentations. Graduates of the two-year program will receive certification as a Certified Medical Transport Executive (CMTE).

Safety Management Training Academy (SMTA) – The Academy provides formal continuing education for individuals (and their organizations) interested in improving their understanding of safety systems theory and the application of that theory to the practice of medical transportation.  Students will gain expertise and practical skills through formal didactic and participatory sessions designed to instill creative thinking and decision-making. Participants also obtain valuable insight into real life challenges by networking with industry leaders. The Academy operates with a rigorous approach to competency-based education, utilizing formal classroom hours, mandatory student participation, written testing, and a code of professional conduct. Due to the demands of the program, students will be expected to complete out-of-classroom assignments. Graduates of the program will receive a certificate of completion, and will be invited to participate in more in-depth programs on specific safety management topics offered in the future.

Up-to-date information through complimentary subscriptions to our combined research and trade journal, Air Medical Journal, and our weekly newsletter communique, News on the Fly.

Numerous publications designed to continually expand your knowledge of the air medical and critical care ground community as well as provide guidelines for standards that raise the bar on safety in our community. These publications include the Guidelines for Air Medical Crew Education, Accident/Incident Cumulative Data Report, Post Accident Resource Guide, the Media Relations Guide, and many, many more!

Research delivered free to you – from flight program data collection to membership surveys to supporting the community’s foundations!  Research abstracts are presented at the annual conference, and AAMS is taking the lead in operational and financial benchmarking for use in protecting and securing the air medical community’s position within health care. Surveys have been conducted on hospital heliports, community salaries, member interests, transport fees, flight volumes, Medicare reimbursement, etc.

ADVOCATE

Hands on approach to shaping the legislative and regulatory policies for the community. From supporting appropriate reimbursement of medical transports to fighting for federal exemptions from aviation taxes on fuel, AAMS ensures that its members have a voice in what is happening in our industry.

Here’s what is happening on Capitol Hill!