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STAN Clinical Practice Guidelines

Specialist Trauma Advisory Network (STAN) is a specialist advisory and oversight network for complex trauma care across B.C.

Brain injury


B.C. imaging guidelines for major trauma

There are four fundamental steps in medical imaging in the setting of major trauma: 
  1. Patient selection
  2. Modality selection
  3. Image acquisition and reconstruction
  4. Report generation and communication

Massive Hemorrhage

Hemorrhage is the most common cause of death in the first hour of arrival to a trauma facility. The utilization of massive hemorrhage protocols improves appropriate blood use, mobilizes necessary teams in a more organized fashion, and facilitates standardized communication between the various
teams involved.


The prompt diagnosis of a major pelvic ring injury and rapid and effective control of massive pelvic hemorrhage is a key clinical priority in the successful management of the blunt trauma patient with a mechanically unstable pelvic ring injuries. This clinical practice guideline (CPG) outlines recommendations for the management of hemodynamically unstable adult patients (age >16) with pelvic ring injuries in B.C.


This CPG offers recommendations for the management of isolated blunt splenic trauma in adult patients in B.C.


This CPG offers recommendations for the management of spinal injury in adult patients in B.C.

SOURCE: STAN Clinical Practice Guidelines ( )
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