ACCREDITATION STANDARDS - This is a detailed, voluntary on-site assessment and
evaluation of an air ambulance program's adherence to nationally accepted rules,
regulations, and operational procedures.  

AEROMEDICAL TRANSPORT SPECIALIST - These are Emergency Physician, Flight
Nurses, Flight Paramedics or Respiratory Therapists who have received specialized
training in the bodily changes that occur at altitude including the proper care and
treatment of those changes.  

AIR AMBULANCE -An aircraft licensed and equipped to function as a flying, critical
care unit.  

ALS - (Advanced Life Support) - The level of care the patient should be able to
receive while aboard an air ambulance. It includes aggressive treatment of life
threatening conditions using heart monitors, defibrillator, emergency medications,
intravenous fluids and other adjuncts.