Paramedic handover

Unless the patient is requiring an immediate life-saving intervention, the paramedic handover should be taken prior to moving the patient to the trauma bed.


The handover should be systematic with full attention given by all team members

A suggested handover tool is: “I MIST AMBO”

          Identification of patient (name, age)

        Mechanism of injury

I           Injuries

S          Signs and symptoms

         Treatment and trends



         Background past medical history

O         Other issues


The patient is then moved to the trauma bed with spinal alignment being maintained by log roll and a slide board


About this guideline

Published: February 2018

Author: Emma Batistich

Approved by: Northern Region Trauma Network, ADHB, WDHB, CMDHB, NDHB

Review due: 2 years