Medical Director Core Curriculum I

Currently being planned as a virtual event in September 2021.  Registration will open soon.

This conference is designed to provide the first segment of a 3-part core curriculum process that is relevant to the success of physicians managing critical care air and ground transport teams.  Topics are selected from Principles & Direction of Air Medical Transport.

Educational Objectives:
At the completion of this conference participants will be able to:

  • Explain transport utilization issues relevant to medical direction including indications for medical transport.
  • Discuss management issues facing the medical director, including the role they play in the success of the transport team.
  • Define flight physiology and its impact on transport crewmembers and patients.
  • Relate the importance and value of CAMTS certification standards as they apply to the medical director.
  • Describe the impact of infectious disease processes on transport team members and explain how to maintain safe practice guidelines. 
  • Outline the history of air medical transport and how military applications transfer to present day civilian use.
  • Describe the types of scans possible in flight, and the steps necessary to have a robust ultrasound program.
  • Show how proper pain control makes the patient more comfortable as well as facilitates a more accurate history and    physical exam.
  • Describe regulations impacting air medical critical care transport that the medical director needs to know.


8:00 a.m.:  Welcome 
8:15 a.m.:  History of Air Medical Transport
9:00 a.m.:  CAMTS & the Medical Director
9:45 a.m.:  Pain Management
10:30-10:45 a.m.: BREAK
10:45 a.m.:  Altitude/Flight Physiology
11:30 a.m.:  Critical Care Ultrasound
12:15 p.m.:  BREAK
1:15 p.m.:  Utilization Issues in Air Medical Transport
2:00 p.m.:  Could This Be Catching? Infection Control
2:45 – 3:00 p.m.:  BREAK
3:00 p.m.:  Regulations: What does it all mean?
3:45 p.m.:  Management 101
4:45 p.m.:  Conclusion  

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation Statement for the AMPA Medical Director Core Curriculum: Part I

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Center for Emergency Medical Education and the Air Medical Physicians Association

The Center for Emergency Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Center for Emergency Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.