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External & Local Guidance

Guidance links covering external, paediatric and local information

External Guidance

Included below is a list of clinical guidelines produced by external organisations that are relevant to Emergency Medicine. This page is regularly reviewed and updated by the QEC Best Practice subcommittee. If you would like to recommend guidelines for publication here or have any other queries in regards to the external organisation clinical guidelines, please email alison.ives@rcem.ac.uk

Shown below are the topics listed in alphabetical order within this section.

Abdominal Acute Coronary Syndrome Acutely ill patients
Advance care planning Alcohol Ambulatory Care
Anthrax Arrhythmia Asthma/Respiratory Disease
Atrial fibrillation Bleeding Breathlessness
Carbon Monoxide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Cellulitis
Chest pain Complex regional pain syndrome Confidentiality
Coronavirus Domestic Violence ED care and general service design (inc CQC, GMC +)
Ebola End of life Endocrinology
Falls Feverish children Fit notes
Fitness to drive GI Handover
Head injury Headache Hip Fracture
Hospital Discharge Hypertension Infectious diseases
Intravenous Fluid Therapy Low back pain Meningitis
Mental Health Older people Organ Donation
Paediatric EM Parkinson’s Pneumonia
Police Liaison Post traumatic stress disorder Pregnancy
Pre-hospital Pulmonary embolism Radiology
Rheumatology Safeguarding children Safety
Sedation Seizure Self-harm
Sepsis Sickle cell Stroke/TIA
Toxicity Transient loss of consciousness Urinary tract infection
Venous thrombosis Violent/challenging behaviour Then: Additional resources

Abdominal

Acute Coronary Syndrome

Acutely ill patients

Advance care planning

Alcohol

Ambulatory Care

Anthrax

Arrhythmia

Asthma/Respiratory Disease

Atrial fibrillation

Bleeding

Breathlessness

Carbon Monoxide

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Cellulitis

Chest pain

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Complex regional pain syndrome

Confidentiality

Coronavirus COVID-19

Domestic Violence

ED Care and Service Delivery

Ebola

End of life

Endocrinology

Falls

Feverish children

Fit notes

Fitness to drive

GI

Handover

Head injury

Headache

Hip Fracture

Hospital Discharge

Hypertension

Infectious diseases

Intravenous Fluid Therapy

Low back pain

Meningitis

Mental Health (see also RCEM mental health toolkit, Self-Harm and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Older People

Organ Donation

Paediatric EM

Parkinson’s

Pneumonia

Police Liaison

Post traumatic stress disorder

Pregnancy

Pre-hospital

Pulmonary embolism

Radiology

Rheumatology

Safeguarding children

Sedation

Seizure

Self-harm

Sepsis

Sickle cell

Stroke/TIA

Toxicity

Transient loss of consciousness

Urinary tract infection

Venous thrombosis

Violent/challenging behaviour

Additional resources

NHS Evidence

NHS Evidence provides health and social care professionals with access to relevant and high quality information including the latest guidelines, high quality patient information, research uncertainties and other selected information across a wide range of conditions and specialties.

Paediatric EM guidance (NHS Institute)

The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement closed on 31 March 2013. A number of key resources will transfer to the NHS Improving Quality’s website. You’ll be able to see all publicly available content from the NHS Institute website on The National Archives website.

Below are resources published by NHS Institute relevant to Paediatric Emergency Medicine:

Emergency and Urgent Care for Children and Young People – General

Assessment support tools for specific conditions

Management plans for specific conditions

Pathways for specific conditions

Patient/carer advice sheets for specific conditions

Primary care guidance for specific conditions

Local Guidance

This page contains guidelines, proformas and discharge advice produced by Emergency Departments (EDs) that can be downloaded and adapted for local use by other EDs. These resources are not endorsed by RCEM and have not been reviewed for quality or clinical suitability. If you would like to recommend guidelines for publication here or have any other queries in regards to local clinical guidelines, please email Sarah.Morrissey@rcem.ac.uk

Click on these links to jump to the section you require:

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) | Adult Guidelines / Protocols | Paediatric Guidelines / Protocols | Discharge Advice | Initial Assessment Tools

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

If your ED has completed local guidance, protocols, assessment tools or discharge advice and would like to share with others for local adaption please contact us. Please note that this information has not been checked or endorsed by RCEM.

Adult Guidelines / Protocols

Paediatric Guidelines / Protocols

Discharge Advice

Initial Assessment Tools

IMPORTANT: The following tools have been designed for use by nurses at the point of initial assessment

The College wishes to thank all the authors who have kindly agreed to share their guidelines here. If your Emergency Department has guidelines that you are willing to make available to others via this page please contact sam.mcintyre@rcem.ac.uk.

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