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UK Ambulance Services Clinical Practice Guidelines 2016

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The Association of Ambulance Chief Executives

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The Clinical Practice Guidelines are the essential resource for ambulance clinicians. The Association of Ambulance Chief Executives, the Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee and the National Ambulance Service Medical Directors welcome the publication of the 2016 edition, which comprises of 128 guidelines.

Key updates for 2016 include:

- An extensive revision of Section 2: Resuscitation, based on the 2015 Resuscitation Council UK guidance

- A completely new guideline on the management of end of life care in the pre-hospital setting

- Expanded recommendations on caring for people with - mental health illnesses, including how to operate within the Mental Capacity Act

- Revised recommendations on the treatment of head trauma, with specific reference to traumatic brain injury

- Updated guidance on childhood convulsions

The 2016 guidelines are available in Reference Edition format, Pocket Book format and as an app: iCPG.

UPDATE ANALYSIS

The Update Analysis for the 2016 guidelines is available to download here

The 2016 edition should be referenced as follows:

REFERENCING THE GUIDELINES

The 2016 guidelines should be referenced as:

Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee and Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (2016) UK Ambulance Services Clinical Practice Guidelines 2016. Bridgwater: Class Professional Publishing.

Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee and Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (2016) UK Ambulance Services Clinical Practice Guidelines 2016 Pocket Book. Bridgwater: Class Professional Publishing.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section 1 – General Guidance

Consent in Pre-hospital Care 

Patient Confidentiality 

Pain Management in Adults 

Pain Management in Children 

Safeguarding Children 

Sexual Assault 

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults 

End of Life Care 

Death of a Child Including Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy, Children and Adolescents (SUDICA)

Staff wellbeing and health 

Section 2 – Resuscitation

Adult Resuscitation Guidelines:

Airway and Breathing Management 

Traumatic Cardiac Arrest 

Recognition of Life Extinct by Ambulance Clinicians 

Adult Resuscitation Guidelines: Basic Life Support 

Advanced Life Support 

Foreign Body Airway Obstruction 

Maternal Resuscitation 


Child Resuscitation Guidelines:

Basic Life Support 

Newborn Life Support 

Advanced Life Support 

Foreign Body Airway Obstruction 

Special circumstances 

Section 3a – Medical: Undifferentiated Complaints

Abdominal Pain 

Cardiac Rhythm Disturbance 

Altered Level of Consciousness 

Dyspnoea 

Headache 

Mental Disorder 

Mental Capacity Act 2005 (England and Wales) 


Adult:

Medical Emergencies in Adults – Overview 

Non-Traumatic Chest Pain/Discomfort 


Children:

Medical Emergencies in Children – Overview 

Minor Illness in Children 

Febrile Illness in Children 

Respiratory Illness in Children 

Section 3b – Medical: Specific Conditions

Heat Related Illness 

Hyperventilation Syndrome 

Hypothermia 

Sickle Cell Crisis 

Meningococcal Meningitis and Septicaemia 

Adult:

Acute Coronary Syndrome 

Allergic Reactions including Anaphylaxis 

Asthma 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 

Convulsions 

Gastrointestinal Bleeding 

Glycaemic Emergencies 

Heart Failure 

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator 

Overdose and Poisoning 

Pulmonary Embolism 

Stroke/Transient Ischaemic Attack 

Children:

Allergic Reactions including Anaphylaxis 

Asthma 

Convulsions 

Childhood Gastroenteritis 

Glycaemic Emergencies 

Overdose and Poisoning 

Section 4 – Trauma

Trauma Emergencies Overview (Adults) 

Trauma Emergencies Overview (Children) 

Abdominal Trauma 

Head Injury 

Limb Trauma 

Neck and Back Trauma 

Major Pelvic Trauma 

Thoracic Trauma 

Trauma in Pregnancy 

Burns and Scalds (Adults) 

Burns and Scalds (Children)

Electrical Injuries 

Immersion and Drowning 

Section 5 – Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Obstetrics and Gynaecology Emergencies Overview 

Birth Imminent: Normal Delivery and Delivery Complications

Care of the Newborn 

Haemorrhage During Pregnancy (including Miscarriage and Ectopic Pregnancy)

Pregnancy-induced Hypertension (including Eclampsia)

Vaginal Bleeding: Gynaecological Causes 

Section 6 – Drugs

Drugs Overview 

Adrenaline 

Amiodarone 

Aspirin 

Atropine 

Benzylpenicillin (Penicillin G) 

Chlorphenamine 

Clopidogrel 

Dexamethasone 

Diazepam 

Entonox 

Furosemide 

Glucagon (Glucagen) 

Glucose 10% 

Glucose 40% Oral Gel 

Glyceryl Trinitrate (GTN, Suscard) 

Heparin 

Hydrocortisone 

Ibuprofen 

Ipratropium Bromide (Atrovent) 

Metoclopramide (Maxolon) 

Midazolam 

Patient's Own Buccal Midazolam for Convulsions 

Misoprostol 

Morphine Sulphate 

Naloxone Hydrochloride (Narcan) 

Ondansetron 

Oxygen 

Paracetamol 

Reteplase 

Salbutamol 

0.9% Sodium Chloride 

Sodium Lactate Compound (Hartmann's/Ringer's Lactate)

Syntometrine 

Tenecteplase 

Tetracaine 4% 

Tranexamic Acid 

Intravascular Fluid Therapy (Adults) 

Intravascular Fluid Therapy (Children) 

Page-for-Age 

Section 7 – Special Situations

Major Incident Management 

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Incidents

Atropine (CBRNE) 

Ciprofloxacin (CBRNE) 

Dicobalt Edetate (CBRNE) 

Doxycycline (CBRNE) 

Obidoxime Chloride (CBRNE) 

Potassium Iodate (CBRNE) 

Pralidoxime Mesylate (CBRNE) 

Incapacitating Agents 

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