The Victorian State Trauma System provides support and retrieval services for critically injured patients requiring definitive care, transfer and management. These guidelines provide evidence based advice on the initial imaging for major trauma patients who present to Victorian health services.
This guideline is developed for all clinical staff involved in the care of trauma patients in Victoria. It is intended for use by frontline clinical staff that provide early care for major trauma patients; those working directly at the Major Trauma Service (MTS) as well as those working outside of a MTS.
These guidelines provide the user with accessible resources to effectively and confidently decide on the appropriate means of imaging in the critically injured trauma patient. The guideline has been assessed utilising the AGREE II methodology for guideline development and is under the auspice of the Victoria State Trauma Committee (VSTC).1