About The Program

These guidelines were developed through input from Trauma Team Leaders in the Departments of Surgery and Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto. They are designed to be informative and to provide some direction for housestaff who are becoming familiar with the care of the injured patient. We are striving for one set of guidelines for the University of Toronto Trauma Program.

If a specific guideline has a U of T Trauma Program logo then that guideline has been derived through consensus from the attending staff at both adult trauma centres (St. Michael's Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre). If the guideline has not been reviewed by both centres, then it will only have the logo of the centre for which the guideline has been approved. We are early in the process, thus relatively few guidelines have been approved by both centres.

University of Toronto-approved

St. Michael's Hospital-approved

Sunnybrook HSC-approved

Remember: This set of protocols serves as a guideline only. Individual circumstances can vary and clinical judgment should always be used. When in doubt, consult with the trauma attending on-call.

The U of T Trauma Program is a University of Toronto-affiliated program within the Department of Surgery.




Website and mobile app developed by: General surgery residents Matt Strickland, Marisa Louridas, and Balisi Bakanisi, under the supervision of Dr. Avery Nathens, MD, PhD, MPH, Chief of Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Professor at U of T.

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Thank your for your interest in the trauma protocols. Please do not hesitate to contact us with suggestions or comments on the app itself or the content of the protocols.

The U of T Trauma Program is a University of Toronto-affiliated program within the Department of Surgery.