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
Administration of naloxone in cardiac arrest where opiate overdose is likely Complete June 18, 2020
Diazepam for eclamptic seizures Complete May 21, 2020
Seizures in head injuries Complete December 5, 2019
Confusion regarding photo of pregnant woman lying in right lateral position Complete October 28, 2019
App availability offline Complete September 5, 2019
Update to naloxone hydrochloride Complete June 27, 2019
Different diazepam rectal dosages Complete February 11, 2019
Advice on nebulised adrenaline for croup at home Complete November 14, 2018
Changes to the indication of GTN for heart failure Complete November 9, 2018
Atropine and bradycardia Complete July 11, 2018
Paracetamol not recommended for cardiac chest pain Complete April 25, 2018
Paracetamol and ibuprofen Complete November 14, 2017
Diazepam administration Complete November 14, 2017
T-Piece nebuliser removed Complete October 23, 2017
Plastic bags Complete October 23, 2017