- A6 in size (105 x 148mm) with curved edges
- Flexible, robust and wipeable
The TST tool has undergone extensive field testing with a wide range of responders and clinical skillsets and experience. The testing covered incident scenarios with blunt and penetrating trauma, blast, ballistic and burns injuries. Speed and accuracy of triage was similar for all users and allowed the prompt application of LSI. Feedback reinforced that it provided a shared mental model and common language, consistent with the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles (JESIP). The results of research into both tools have been presented at a number of clinical conferences and shared widely.
The ability for all responders to collaborate at scene to save lives and prioritise casualties will likely have significant survival benefits. This was highlighted during the Public Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Manchester Arena on 22 May, 2017, during evidence relating to the ‘care gap’ (volume 2 report, part 20) and incorporated into recommendations 112 and 113. The TST has been recommended for use by all organisations who may be at the scene of or required to respond to a major incident.