NSW Inter-hospital major trauma transfer:
The NSW Inter-hospital major trauma transfer interim guideline has been developed to assist clinicians in the rapid identification, early intervention, initial management and transfer of the major trauma patient. It is not intended to replace senior clinical decision-making.
This is an interim guideline, to accommodate for expected changes within the critical care and trauma networks in the short-to-medium term.
The guideline should be read alongside the NSW Critical Care Tertiary Referral Networks and Transfer of Care (ADULTS) PD2018_011 and NSW Policy Directive PD2018_11 Emergency Paediatric Referrals and local policy.