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.