Your SEMPA Board of Directors has for some time been spearheading a conversation, along with our ICU partners from PAs in Critical Care and the PA Section of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, with the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). SEMPA requested that PAs be allowed to serve as clinical crew members with CAMTS-accredited critical care transport services. The request was made because the current standards included RNs, paramedics and physicians as primary care providers on air and ground transport units, but did not recognize PAs as potential members of the clinical crew.
SEMPA is thrilled to report that CAMTS has agreed with our request and PAs may now serve as clinical crew members with CAMTS-accredited critical care transport services. Emergency medicine and critical care PAs wishing to serve with a CAMTS-accredited agency will be held to the same rigorous standards as other crew members, including three years (4000 hours) of prior ED or ICU experience. Those interested in learning more about the CAMTS standards can fill out this contact form to hear from CAMTS.