Stuart chats us through the Scottish Trauma network, what a major trauma centre is and the major trauma triage tool, helping us get the right patient to the right place at the right time.
Stuart is a Paramedic with the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) based in Paisley and is currently the Project Lead Major Trauma Triage Tools (MTTT). Stuart started his SAS career as a Community First Responder with Neilston and Uplawmoor First Responders who were awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2018. Stuart has been involved since the group was established and is still hugely involved with their work.
Stuart was appointed as Project Lead Major Trauma Triage Tools (MTTT) at the start of the year to roll out the MTTTs. “The Scottish Ambulance Service is a fundamental part of the STN and this is a really exciting time for us as the MTTTs will allow paramedics and technicians to triage patients to definitive care wherever possible”.
3 TOP TIPS
- Utilise the MTTT where applicable. Apply the MTTT to all significantly injured patients or those involved in high mechanism incidents.
- If you need any support contact the Trauma Desk. Whether it is clinical, logistical or requesting the support of advanced teams contact to Trauma Desk when needed.
- Documentation of the MTTT when used is key. If the MTTT is applied to any patient whether they are major trauma positive, negative or whatever hospital they are conveyed to document the use of the MTTT.