Trauma Program Committees

Trauma Program Management Team (TPMT)

The TPMT is responsible for the management of trauma patients throughout the hospital.


Terms of Reference include:
  • To provide overall direction and leadership for trauma activities at SickKids.
  • To provide quality patient care to our trauma patients by following the Trauma Statement of Principles.
  • To provide direction to the Trauma Quality Management Team with respect to quality of care issues.
  • To conduct Morbidity and Mortality reviews on Trauma patients as necessary.
  • To provide leadership regarding injury prevention issues and activities to support and promote internal and external trauma related research activities.


Contact Person:

Dorothy McDowall

Trauma Patient Care Coordinator

Trauma Team Training Planning Committee (Simulation)

Trauma team training is an in-situ multi-disciplinary inter-professional trauma simulation run 5 times per year.  With team members from emergency medicine, general surgery, anaesthesia, orthopedics, respiratory therapy, nursing and more, the simulations are designed to facilitate crisis resource management by improving team communication and function.  In addition, broad system issues affecting trauma care if identified are subsequently addressed, allowing for quality assurance and improvement in real time. The simulation is run in collaboration with the simulation program at SickKids (insert link to Sim website).  

 The committee leading this initiative includes Dr. Jonathan Pirie (EM), Dr. Tobias Everett (Anaesthesia), Dr. Elaine Ng (Anaethesia), Dr. Suzanne Beno (EM), Ms. Carrie Glanfield (EM nurse educator), Diane Soares (RT lead), Dr. Gen Ernst, along with the PEM Simulation, Anesthesia simulation fellow, and PEM Trauma fellow.  The committee creates and facilitates scenarios with multi-disciplinary inter-professional input and debriefing.

Code Orange Working Group

The “Code Orange” working group is an interdisciplinary committee comprised of leadership from Emergency Medicine, Perioperative Services and Critical Care, dedicated to preparing SickKids for any mass casualty catastrophe.  Because traumatic injuries are a potential mass casualty scenario, the trauma program must be prepared for this possibility.  The group is assuring appropriate capacity exists with respect to personnel, equipment, space and logistics within SickKids.

University of Toronto Trauma Advisory Committee

The U of T Trauma Program is a collaboration between St Michael’s Hospital (SMH), The Hospital for Sick Children (HSC), and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC) to integrate trauma-related activities in the areas of education, quality, and research. The Program is supported by their respective centres and the University of Toronto’s (U of T) Division of General Surgery. The integration of these three centres provides an opportunity to bring the highest quality of care to severely injured patients in South Central Ontario, a catchment area of over 8 million persons, while also enhancing the educational opportunities for learners.

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