NAPSTaR Safe Transfer and Retrieval Course


ALSG Neonatal, Adult and Paediatric Safe Transfer and Retrieval course exists to provide a safe and structured approach to patient transfers

The NAPSTaR course objectives are to:

Understand when to transfer

  • Understand what to do before transfer
  • Understand how to transfer
  • Understand what to do after transfer
  • Demonstrate the systematic transfer process

Canidates should have a medical, nursing or paramedic, military and Rescue services background


2-day face-to-face (F2F)


  • Welcome & course aims
  • STaR Principles
  • Prepare & Package
  • Transporation


  • Putting ACCEPT into practice
  • Putting it all together

Skill Stations

  • Packaging the patient


  • Assessment & Control
  • Communication & Evaluation
  • Securing
  • Providing oxygen during transfers
  • Applying monitors
  • Moving & Handling
  • Untoward events
  • Legal & Safety

Assessment and Certification

The NAPSTaR course assessment is a combination of simulation testing and a written MCQ. The course certificate is valid for 4-years


Those candidates who perform outstandingly well on the NAPSTaR course may be nominated by the faculty to become a future NAPSTaR instructor. This will include attending a Generic Instructors Course (GIC) or equivilent (ATLS Instructor course)

About ALSG & Immediate Care Training (Ireland)

ALSG is a charity dedicated to saving life through the provision of training. Immediate Care Training (Ireland) (ICTI) is an ALSG recognised course centre with an aim to provide Health-care Professionals with opportunities through core training and education, postgraduate courses and Continuing professional development (CPD) to help improve the health and care of the population. The objectives of the courses integrate both technical and non-technical themes.

The Immediate Care Training Ireland team has vast clinical and educational experience working with healthcare organisations worldwide. This integrated group can develop and deliver specific courses to meet the need of the individual healthcare professional and organisations. The delivery is based on a student centred learning approach and the content includes evidence based best practice that ensures that the most up to date knowledge and skills are taught.

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