Standard Operating Guidance

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Operating procedure File type Updated Next update
General
Governance Structure PDF Jan 2018  Jan 2020
Service standards PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2019
Operating principles PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Handling complex referrals PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
No PICU bed available PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Severe weather operations PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Environmental Temperature Monitoring on Transport PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Fatigue guidance PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Survival equipment PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Hazmat training PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Staff hearing conservation PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Major incident policy (summary) PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Clinical care
Vascular access PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Transport on ECMO PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Meningococcal prophylaxis (staff) PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Clinical aspects of air transfer PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Bariatric patient transfer PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Safe transfer of blood products PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Aeromedical retrievals
General aeromedical considerations PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Aeromedical decision making PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Use of inhaled NO (aeromedical) PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Use of SAR aeromedical assistance PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Telecomms & handover
Telephone console failure Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Lone worker policy Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Telephone console diversion Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Hotline guidance Jan 2018 Jan 2020
CATS team handovers Jan 2018 Jan 2020
CATS morning handover Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Evacuation (console guide) Jan 2018 Jan 2020