Trauma Guidelines

These resources serve as a guideline only. Individual circumstances may vary and clinical judgment should always be used. When in doubt, consult with the trauma attending on-call.

These guidelines were developed by the Trauma Team Leaders in the Departments of Surgery and Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto. They are designed as an evidenced-based resource to inform and guide decision-making in the care of the injured patient. 

Please note: Development of these guidelines is a dynamic and lengthy process. Therefore, a guideline bearing the UofT Trauma Program logo has been derived through consensus from the attending staff at both adult trauma centres (St. Michael's Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre).  If the guideline has not yet been reviewed by both centres, then it will only have the logo of the centre for which the guideline has been approved. 

U of T Trauma Program Launches App
The U of T Trauma Program has recently launched an iOS, Android, and (coming soon) BlackBerry app to make our protocols easily available to all involved in the care of our injured patients. You can download them, for free, at the following links: 

App Store

Or access them online at




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