Midland Trauma Guidelines

These guidelines aim to encourage a safe and standardised approach to major trauma care based on principles of best practice. They have been developed by Midland Trauma System with close input and collaboration by colleagues from the Midland District Health Boards.

The guidelines reflect the language of Emergency Management of Severe Trauma (EMST), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Definitive Surgical Trauma Care (DSTC) and Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) with an added section that describes agreed processes for referral of patients throughout the region: the ‘Midland Trauma Matrix’. Individual DHB’s have different volumes of trauma patients, geographic challenges, resources and staffing levels, therefore the guidelines must be interpreted with these factors in mind.


Trauma Guidelines

These guidelines have been designed for generic suitability and to establish consistency of best practice in trauma care and have been endorsed throughout the Midland region.


Trauma Guidelines - Flip Chart

This flip chart is designed for quick reference information only and does not contain all information relating to specific injuries or procedures.


Destination Policy

Pre-hospital triage policies aim to identify patients with serious injury and transfer them expeditiously to trauma centres that are capable of treating their injuries.

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