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Action Card 13: Surgical Triage Officer – General or Specialty Surgical Consultant

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Abstract

On declaration of a major incident, the on call surgeons from the General and Specialty teams should have a discussion about who is best suited to fulfil the role of Surgical Triage Officer and Surgical Commander In Theatre (Action Cards 13 & 13A. This should ideally a person trained in damage limitation surgery. The Surgical Triage Officer role would initially be filled by the most senior surgeon on site.