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JRCALC / UK Ambulance Service Clinical Practice Guidelines 2016 - A4 Book with 2017 Supplement

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Product code: BO/625
ISBN-10: 1859596622
ISBN-13: 9781859596623

Cover: A4 textbook style 
Pages: TBC
Published: March 2016
Authors: The Association of Ambulance Chief Executives & JRCALC

The 2017 supplement provides an update on best practice in healthcare for out of hospital clinicians and is produced in addition to the UK Ambulance Services Clinical Practice Guidelines 2016. It is an interim publication in advance of the JRCALC Clinical Practice Guidelines 2018.

Key topics covered by the 2017 Supplement include:

  • Maternity - These extensive, new, evidence-based guidelines include algorithms for the management of eclampsia, cord prolapse, post-partum haemorrhage, breech birth and shoulder dystocia. Photographs illustrating clinical skills are also presented.
  • Sepsis - A completely new JRCALC guideline on the suspicion of sepsis, pathophysiology and use of the NEWS score. At risk groups in particular are covered: children, pregnant women and neutropenic patients.
  • Trauma - Guidelines on limb, pelvic and thoracic trauma and spinal injury are brought up to date with NICE.
  • Safeguarding adults and children - With discussion of sexual assault, domestic abuse and Prevent.
  • Falls in older adults - With discussion on risk factors, psychology, assessment, management and referral.
  • Pain management - Covering chronic pain, balanced analgesia and dementia.
  • Updated drug guidelines are also included in this supplement: 0.9% Sodium Chloride, Diazepam, Entonox, Hydrocortisone, Intravascular Fluid Therapy, Misoprostol, Oxygen, Paracetamol and Tranexamic Acid.


Clinical Practice Guidelines 

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.

  • 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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