Category Archives: Definitions

Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)

“IFR” stands for “Instrument Flight Rules.” It refers to a set of rules governing the conduct of flight under weather conditions where navigation by Visual Flight Rules (VFR) is no longer reliable. The conditions for IFR flight and the flight rules themselves are contained in the FAA’s “Instrument Flying Handbook. (Advisory Circular 61-27C).”

Trauma Transport Protocols (TTP)

Trauma Transport Protocols (TTP) describe the procedures used by the emergency medical services prehospital provider for dispatch of vehicles, assessment of the extent and severity of injuries of trauma patients and determination of the destination (facility) to which trauma alert patients are transported. TTP’s are a legal document that should outline, as accurately as possible, the actual procedures followed by the emergency medical service provider.