1 BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY AIR FORCE INSTRUCTION 10-2909. OF THE AIR FORCE . 23 JULY 2013 . operations aeromedical evacuation . equipment standards . COMPLIANCE WITH THIS PUBLICATION IS MANDATORY. ACCESSIBILITY: Publications and forms are available on the e-Publishing website at for downloading or ordering RELEASABILITY: There are no releasability restrictions on this publication OPR: HQ AMC/A3VM Certified by: AF/A3O-A. (Col Steven A. Robinson). Pages: 117. This instruction implements Air FORCE Policy Directive (AFPD) 10-29, Worldwide aeromedical evacuation operations . It provides guidance on the most commonly used and approved Air FORCE Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC)/ aeromedical Test Laboratory and US Army aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) medical equipment , for use on both fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
2 It also provides guidance on how to use the equipment identified in Table of Allowance Standard (AS) 887A, aeromedical evacuation (AE) Inflight Kits. This publication is to be used in conjunction with Air FORCE Instruction (AFI) 41-307, aeromedical evacuation Patient Considerations and standards of Care, AFI 11-2AE Vol 1, aeromedical evacuation Aircrew Training, AFI 11-2AE Vol 2, aeromedical evacuation Aircrew Evaluation Criteria, AFI 11-2AE Vol 3, aeromedical evacuation operations Procedures, and AFI 44-165, Administering aeromedical Staging Facilities. This instruction is applicable to the Active Component and Air Reserve Component (ARC).
3 It applies to all personnel within the AE. enroute care system who work with AE Patient Movement Items (PMI) and equipment found in this instruction. Ensure all records created as a result of processes prescribed in this publication are maintained in accordance with (IAW) AFMAN 33-363, Management of Records, and disposed of IAW the Air FORCE Records Disposition Schedule (RDS) located at Use AF Form 847, Recommendation for Change of Publication, to submit any proposed changes, clarification requests, or command supplements to this instruction through the appropriate chain of command to HQ AMC/A3V at Unless otherwise specified, HQ AMC/A3V is the sole waiver authority for any part of this publication.
4 The use of the name or mark of any 2 AFI10-2909 23 JULY 2013 . specific manufacturer, commercial product, commodity, or service in this publication does not imply endorsement by the United States Air FORCE . SUMMARY OF CHANGES. This document has been substantially revised and must be completely reviewed. Major changes include the addition of new Warnings, Cautions and Notes. Preflighting of equipment has been changed to include functional checks. All appendices are new and should be reviewed. The formatting of the chapters has changed. Finally there has been the removal and addition of equipment . equipment removed includes the Overweight Patient Litter.
5 equipment additions include the Aircraft Wireless Intercom System, Electrical Cable Assembly System Model 1079, Next Generation Portable Therapeutic Liquid Oxygen System, Philips Heartstart Monitor/Defibrillator (MRx), Pulse Oximeter NONIN 9550 Onyx II and the North American Rescue OverSized Litter (OSL). Chapter 1 GENERAL INFORMATION 4. Purpose.. 4. Responsibilities.. 4. Safety.. 4. Key Words Explained.. 5. Waiver Protocol.. 5. equipment Accountability.. 5. equipment Responsibility.. 6. equipment Malfunction/Failure.. 7. equipment Implementation.. 7. Chapter 2 AIR AND OXYGEN equipment 8. Bag-Valve-Mask Resuscitator (Adult/Child/Infant).
6 8. Minilator.. 9. Oxygen Analyzer MiniOX 3000 Oxygen Monitor.. 10. Portable Therapeutic Liquid Oxygen System (PTLOX).. 13. Next Generation Portable Therapeutic Liquid Oxygen System (NPTLOX) .. 16. Pulse Oximeter BCI 3303.. 20. Pulse Oximeter NONIN 9550 Onyx II .. 21. UNI-VENT Eagle Model 754M Ventilator.. 22. Airdyne Compressor.. 28. AFI10-2909 23 JULY 2013 3. Chapter 3 CARDIAC equipment 30. ZOLL M-Series Critical Care Transport (CCT), Monitor/Defibrillator.. 30. MRx Philips Heartstart (MRx) Monitor/Defibrillator (M3535A/M3536A).. 38. Propaq Encore 206 EL.. 47. Table Battery Voltage Effects on Operation based on a full Propaq Encore 206 EL.
7 Configuration .. 48. Chapter 4 POWER, SUCTION AND INFUSION equipment 53. Avionics Electrical Frequency Converter .. 53. Unitron Portable Power System.. 54. Electrical Cable Assembly System (ECAS).. 56. Electrical Cable Assembly System (ECAS) Model no.. 59. IMPACT 326M Portable Suction Unit.. 61. IVAC Medsystem III.. 63. Chapter 5 MISCELLANEOUS equipment 68. Chest Drainage Unit.. 68. Heimlich Valve.. 69. Airborne Life Support System (ALSS).. 70. Litters.. 73. NATO Litter Backrest.. 74. The North American Rescue OverSized Litter (OSL) .. 75. Politzer Bag.. 75. Leather Restraints.. 76. Stryker Wedge Turning Frame 965 Military Option (MO).
8 77. Ultrasound Stethoscope Fetal Pulse Monitor-Medasonics Model FP3A.. 86. Aircraft Wireless Intercom System operations .. 86. Table LED Indicators .. 88. Table Transceiver Button Functions .. 89. Table Recommended AWIS Channel Assignments .. 91. Attachment 1 GLOSSARY OF REFERENCES AND SUPPORTING INFORMATION 92. Attachment 2 OXYGEN CONVERSIONS 98. Attachment 3 equipment AMPERAGE REQUIREMENTS 101. Attachment 4 MEDICAL equipment PREFLIGHT CHECKLISTS 102. 4 AFI10-2909 23 JULY 2013 . Chapter 1. GENERAL INFORMATION. Purpose. Provides a standardized listing of available medical equipment that has completed all airworthiness testing and has safe to fly certification for use on both fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
9 It also provides standardized methods for accomplishing the preflight and safe operation of all equipment . Responsibilities. It is the responsibility of the AE Squadron (AES) Commander to ensure each aeromedical evacuation crewmember (AECM) and/or other medical personnel supporting AE elements assigned to their unit receives training on the applicable equipment contained within this publication. The AES Commander will: Ensure a copy of this publication is available on each AE mission, available for each supporting AE Unit Type Code (UTC) and determine further distribution as necessary. Appoint a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO), TSgt or above, as unit property custodian.
10 Property Custodian will: Maintain and monitor equipment using activity cost center with the host medical equipment maintenance activity/medical treatment facility (MTF). Be the responsible property officer for the unit as designated by the organization commander. Maintain equipment inventory records and ensure current authorized and in-use assets are recorded on the Custody Receipt/Locator List. Submit supply and equipment requests to the host medical equipment maintenance activity/MTF. Submit requests or coordinate on supply requests for ARC. operational AE inflight kit supplies to AMC/SGXM. NOTE: AMC/SGXM does not support refrigerated or narcotics item requests.