Updated CPG: Trauma – primary survey

The Trauma – primary survey CPG has been updated and reviewed by the CPG committee. This CPG was previously called Major paediatric trauma – the primary survey

The Key points for the CPG are

  1. The purpose of the primary survey is to rapidly identify and manage impending or actual life threats to the patient
  2. Priorities are the parallel assessment and management of:

<c>         Catastrophic haemorrhage

 A            Airway (with c-spine control)

 B            Breathing

 C            Circulation

 D            Disability

 E             Exposure / Environment



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