The INSARAG Technical Guidance Notes provide non-binding guidance to USAR teams beyond what is specified as minimum requirements by the INSARAG Guidelines. These Technical Guidance Notes are prepared by the INSARAG working groups and then endorsed by the INSARAG Steering Group. Please note that these Technical Guidance Notes are not parts of the INSARAG Guidelines, they are only good practices and recommendations. They are not the expectations from INSARAG member USAR teams or those USAR teams that undergo the INSARAG External Classification (IEC) process.

Medical Guidance Notes:

  1. Amputations and Dismemberment Link – endorsed in 2011
  2. Identification of USAR Medical PersonnelLink – endorsed in 2011
  3. Post Mission Medical ReportingLink – endorsed in 2011
  4. Provision of Medical Care in an Austere Environment Specifically in a Confined Space Link – endorsed in 2011
  5. Recovery of Deceased During USAR Operations – Link – endorsed in 2011
  6. The Donation of Medical Supplies and Equipment Prior to DemobilisationLink – endorsed in 2011
  7. The Medical Management of the Entrapped Patient with Crush SyndromeLink – endorsed in 2019
  8. Patient Treatment RecordLink – endorsed in 2012
  9. Urban Search and Rescue in Extreme Environmental ConditionsLink – endorsed in 2014
  10. INSARAG Injury and Illness LogLink – endorsed in 2019
  11. Template Letter requesting Ability to Practice USAR MedicineLink – endorsed in 2019
  12. INSARAG Patient Treatment FormLink – endorsed in October 2019

Medical Guidance Note – Defining USAR MedicineLink

MWG Covid-19 USAR Response Technical Reference NoteLink