The Peri-Operative sub group of the National Major Trauma Nursing Group (NMTNG) is made up of experienced clinical experts involved in the care of Major Trauma patients during the perioperative phase.  The peri-operative phase is defined as surgical or anaesthetic intervention, commencing from arrival at the hospital to discharge to a ward or critical care area. 

The group aim is to;

  • Shape the future of care of the major trauma patient during the perioperative phase by setting core standards of care
  • Provide specialist knowledge and expertise on major trauma to registered practitioners (Nurses and Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs)
  • Identify the management and care needs of this diverse patient population
  • Empower practitioners to be skilled, knowledgeable and maintain competencies
  • Engage with all those involved in the provision of trauma care within the peri-operative environment and work collaboratively with key organisations such as the College of Operating Department Practitioners (CODP), Royal College of Nursing (RCN)  and Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCOA)
  • Share evidence-based practice and knowledge between Major Trauma Centres and Trauma Units; providing a synergy between guidelines, research and clinical expertise


All Registered Practitioners working at Major Trauma Centres and Trauma Units who are responsible for the care of patients involved in Major Trauma are recommended to work through these specialist competencies to ensure the high standard of care they provide is consistent and exemplary.  

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