This website details emergency treatment and management for patients suffering major trauma. It is intended to better educate health professionals about the science and clinical management of the major trauma patient. It provides the necessary information for the effective and efficient transfer of major trauma patients in Victoria to specialised major trauma services. 

You must not rely on this website as a statement of government policy, except where clearly stated.

Clinical care for major trauma patients differs from location depending on a variety of factors including patient demographics and resources available. The recommendations contained in these guidelines do not indicate an exclusive course of action, or serve as a standard of medical care. For specific patient questions regarding major trauma, we recommend consultation with Adult Retrieval Victoria.

Considerable effort has been made to ensure the information upon which the guidelines are based is accurate and up to date. Users are strongly recommended to confirm that the information contained within them, especially drug doses, is correct by way of independent sources. The authors accept no responsibility for any inaccuracies, information perceived as misleading, or the success of any treatment regimen detailed in the guidelines.

This website provides links to external websites. The State of Victoria does not control and accepts no liability for the content of those websites or for any loss arising from use or reliance on those websites. The State of Victoria does not endorse any external website and does not warrant that they are accurate, authentic or complete. Your use of any external website is governed by the terms of that website. The provision of a link to an external website does not authorise you to reproduce, adapt, modify, communicate or in any way deal with the material on that site.

To the extent permitted by law, the State of Victoria excludes liability for any loss (including loss from viruses) caused by use or reliance on this website. The Department of Health may amend of withdraw material on this website at any time without notice.

The inclusion of any email addresses on this website is not consent to receiving unsolicited commercial electronic messages or SPAM.