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UK Ambulance Services Clinical Practice Guidelines 2016 - A4 Reference Edition

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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

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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