ASW consults with NIAS

The ASW should consult with NIAS and advise them of the particular circumstances of the situation and the outcome of the assessment undertaken by the ASW and GP/medical practitioner regarding the conveyance needs of the person and any risks identified.

In most situations the recommending medical practitioner will request that NIAS attend the scene to assist in the conveyance of the person to hospital.

NIAS may before or on arrival at the scene, undertake their own assessment regarding the person's needs in consultation with the ASW and GP/medical practitioner, if present and agree an appropriate means of transport.