Clinical Guidelines & Algorithms

TACS Clinical Algorithms are formulated to enable a systematic, organised and prioritised method of managing complex multi-trauma patients. They provide the medical professional with a clear structured, scientifically recognised and proven pathway to enable complex, time-critical decision making.

TACS Guidelines and Protocols are Liverpool Hospital based. Those specific to the management of trauma at Liverpool Hospital can only be reviewed by staff who can access the intranet. For those outside the organisation, they are to be used as educational guides only. Some are NSW State-based and can also be accessed on the internet.

Medical Disclaimer for TACS Liverpool Trauma Management Clinical Algorithms, Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

The following disclaimer is intended to provide important information to readers of trauma management workflows. It is essential to recognize that the information provided in these clinical algorithms, policies, procedures and guidelines (PPGs) are for informational and educational purposes only. Trauma management is a complex and highly specialised field, and the information provided here is not a substitute for medical knowledge, expertise, or professional healthcare guidance.



Dr Valerie Malka is the Director of the Trauma and Acute Care Surgical Unit at Liverpool Hospital. She was the previous Director of Trauma Services at Westmead Hospital for over a decade. She is an EMST Director and DSTC Instructor with a great passion for trauma and acute care surgery. With special interests in education and quality assurance she has worked extensively in patient safety and the maintenance of ethics in healthcare. Valerie has worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Rescue Committee and holds a Diploma in International Humanitarian Assistance from Geneva University and a Master’s Degree in International Public Health with a major in Humanitarian Law. She also holds a Master’s degree in Journalism and works freelance writing medical, health and wellbeing articles.