JRCALC Q&A’s

We are pleased to receive questions relating to the JRCALC Guidelines, however in the first instance we recommend that you liaise with appropriate senior clinicians within your organisation to clarify a guideline or area of practice.

We will endeavour to answer your question promptly having consulted with JRCALC experts as necessary. Of the questions we receive there are often common themes; below is a searchable facility to review the questions and answers given.

The information highlighted here will also inform future updates and changes to JRCALC Clinical Practice Guidelines.

The JRCALC Guidelines are cited as:

Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee, Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (2016) UK Ambulance Services Clinical Practice Guidelines 2016. Bridgwater: Class Professional Publishing.

Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee, Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (2017) JRCALC Clinical Practice Supplementary Guidelines 2017. Bridgwater: Class Professional Publishing.

If you have a question regarding the JRCALC Guidelines, you can submit it here.

Guideline Status Date posted Date resolved
TXA not indicated In a woman who is bleeding PV more than 500mls following therapeutic abortion (termination) or miscarriage, 1 August 3, 2020 January 1, 1970
Administration of naloxone in cardiac arrest where opiate overdose is likely 1 June 18, 2020 January 1, 1970
Diazepam for eclamptic seizures 1 May 21, 2020 January 1, 1970
Seizures in head injuries 1 December 5, 2019 January 1, 1970
Confusion regarding photo of pregnant woman lying in right lateral position 1 October 28, 2019 January 1, 1970
App availability offline 1 September 5, 2019 January 1, 1970
Update to naloxone hydrochloride 1 June 27, 2019 January 1, 1970
Different diazepam rectal dosages 1 February 11, 2019 January 1, 1970
Advice on nebulised adrenaline for croup at home 1 November 14, 2018 January 1, 1970
Changes to the indication of GTN for heart failure 1 November 9, 2018 January 1, 1970
Atropine and bradycardia 1 July 11, 2018 January 1, 1970
Paracetamol not recommended for cardiac chest pain 1 April 25, 2018 January 1, 1970
Paracetamol and ibuprofen 1 November 14, 2017 January 1, 1970
Diazepam administration 1 November 14, 2017 January 1, 1970
T-Piece nebuliser removed 1 October 23, 2017 January 1, 1970
Plastic bags 1 October 23, 2017 January 1, 1970