We recently asked our twitter followers which JRCALC product they find the most useful when on call… These were the options:

  • JRCALC Clinical Guidelines 2019
  • JRCALC Clinical Guidelines 2019 Pocket Book
  • JRCALC App

After a huge response on Twitter, with over 130 votes, it was a close call between the JRCALC Pocket Book and the JRCALC app (iCPG/Plus) .

Here is everything you need to know about the three:


JRCALC Clinical Guidelines 2019:

Pages: 724

About:

The Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee guidelines are the essential resource for paramedics. JRCALC combines expert advice with practical guidance to help paramedics in their challenging roles and supports them in providing patient care.

The book covers a wide range of topics, from resuscitation, medical emergencies, trauma, obstetrics and medicines to major incidents and staff wellbeing.

The 2019 edition of the book has been brought up to date with the latest evidence and developments in clinical practice and now incorporates essential content from the 2017 supplementary guidelines, including extensive guidance on maternity, sepsis, safeguarding, falls in older adults and pain management.

JRCALC Clinical Guidelines 2019 Pocket Book:

Pages: 368

About:

The JRCALC Pocket Book is the definitive guide to emergency care for healthcare professionals on the road and in the community. New to the 2019 edition are eight algorithms on managing birth, assessment charts for chemical incidents and updated tools for managing mental health illness.

The Pocket Book includes an extensive UK drugs formulary and Page for Age drugs tables which make medicines administration simple.

Being Pocketbook size, it’s small and light to carry around, taking up very little room. It has a waterproof, wipe-down front and back cover and easy to flick through, providing quick reference when on the job.

JRCALC app:

iCPG:

About:

iCPG is a digital version of the official JRCALC guidelines for ambulance service practitioners. It allows emergency services staff to access up-to-date guidance on medical conditions and drug dosages at all times and therefore helps to ensure best patient care.

JRCALC Plus:

About:

JRCALC Plus allows individual ambulance services to combine the national guidelines with their regional information. The app detects which trust a user is affiliated with based on their email address.

Finally…

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