The 2019 UK Ambulance Services Clinical Practice Guidelines provide guidance for NHS paramedics, although the principles are applicable to the work of all pre-hospital clinicians.
These JRCALC guidelines are an important part of clinical risk management and ensure uniformity in the delivery of high quality patient care. As such, they form the basis for UK paramedic training and education and are an essential resource.
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.
Reference Guide and Pocket Book versions
Published by Class Professional Publishing, the JRCALC Guidelines are available as a comprehensive Reference Edition, as well as a companion Pocket Book that is perfect for ambulance staff on the move.
Since the 2016 edition, the UK Ambulance Services Clinical Practice Guidelines has also been available as an app, iCPG, which includes the full 2016 edition and the 2017 Supplementary Guidelines.
How to order
More details about obtaining the electronic versions are available here.
Self Learning CPD tools are also available:
JRCALC:CPD is the perfect way to test your knowledge of the guidelines and will count towards your CPD Portfolio.
It provides a dynamic, accessible and affordable learning platform for ambulance staff that is evidence-based, contextualised and in a question style that is in keeping with the challenges that arise in practice.
Get more details here.
Ongoing Updates to the Guidelines
The publishers, Class Professional Publishing, will continue to provide additional updates to the 2019 Guidelines here.
Archived additional updates to the 2016 Guidelines are here, while archives to the previous 2013 edition are here.
Class Professional Publishing also welcome feedback to the current edition, in order to provide the most up to date guidance.
Questions and Answers
We are pleased to receive questions relating to the JRCALC Guidelines, and will endeavour to answer your question promptly having consulted with JRCALC experts as necessary. For more information click here.
If you have any further queries about the Guidelines, you can contact Cathryn James or Steve Irving at the AACE.