Standard Operating Procedures

The CATS Standard Operating Procedures are primarily intended for use by the CATS team. The contents of some Standard Operating Procedures have been hidden because they contain sensitive information. If you wish to refer to the documents, please feel free to do so, after reading through our website Terms and Conditions. However, if you wish to adapt them for your use, please email queries@cats.nhs.uk for permission.

Operating procedure File type Updated Next update
General
Governance Structure PDF Jan 2016  Jan 2018
Service standards PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Operating principles PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Handling complex referrals PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
No PICU bed available PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Severe weather operations PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Environmental Temperature Monitoring on Transport PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Fatigue guidance PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Survival equipment PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Hazmat training PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Staff hearing conservation PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Major incident policy (summary) PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Clinical care
Vascular access PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Transport on ECMO PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Meningococcal prophylaxis (staff) PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Clinical aspects of air transfer PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Bariatric patient transfer PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Safe transfer of blood products PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Aeromedical retrievals
General aeromedical considerations PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Aeromedical decision making PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Use of inhaled NO (aeromedical) PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Use of SAR aeromedical assistance PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Telecomms & handover
Telephone console failure PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Telephone console diversion PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Hotline guidance PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
CATS team handovers PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
CATS morning handover PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Evacuation (console guide) PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018