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Product code: BO/626
ISBN-10: 1859596647
ISBN-13: 9781859596647

Cover: PocketBook
Pages: TBC
Published: October 2017
Authors: The Association of Ambulance Chief Executives & JRCALC


Clinical Practice Guidelines 2017

The JRCALC Clinical Practice Guidelines 2017 Pocket Book is up to date with both the 2016 guidelines and the 2017 supplementary guidelines, all in one pocketbook.

It includes the latest guidance on drug administration for diazepam, misoprostol, paracetamol, oxygen, naloxone hydrochloride and 0.9% sodium chloride. The Pocket Book is also up to date with best practice on pain management and spinal injury algorithms. This quick reference tool provides reference and reassurance for all out of hospital clinicians.

Key updates for 2016 & 2017 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


Cardiac Emergencies

  • Adult Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Adult advanced life support (ALS)
  • Acute coronary syndrome 
  • Adult foreign body airway obstruction
  • Cardiac rhythm disturbance
  • Bradycardia algorithm
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD)
  • Recognition of life extinct for ambulance clinician (ROLE)
  • Traumatic cardiac arrest
  • 12-lead ECG

Emergencies in Children

  • Anaphylaxis and allergic reactions in children
  • Asthma in children
  • Child advanced life support (ALS)
  • Child basic life support (BLS)
  • Child Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
  • Glasgow Coma Scale (Modified)
  • Newborn life support

Obstetric and Gynaecological Emergencies

  • Delivery Flowchart
  • Maternal Assessment

Emergencies in Adults

  • Anaphylaxis and allergic reactions in adults
  • Asthma in adults
  • Cervical spine immobilisation
  • CBRN - Adult Triage Sieve
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Peak expiratory flow rate
  • Suicide and Self Harm Risk Assessment

Major Incidents

  • ADR Codes
  • HAZCHEM codes
  • Major Incident METHANE report


  • Age specific charts for resuscitation and other emergencies in children
  • Drug Protocols
  • Oxygen therapy and ventilation

Pain Management

  • Pain Management in Adult and Children


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