2014 Edition Clinical Practice Guidelines

   Advanced Paramedic
   Paramedic    EMT  
   FAR    OFA      

The 2014 Edition CPGs may be implemented provided:

  1. The Practitioner is in good standing on the PHECC Practitioner's Register. The Responder maintains current certification as outlined in PHECC Education & Training Standards.
  2. The Practitioner/ Responder is acting on behalf of an organisation (paid or voluntary) that is approved by PHECC to implement the CPGs.
  3. The Practitioner/ Responder is authorised by the organisation on whose behalf he/she is acting to implement the specific CPG.
  4. The Practitioner/ Responder has received training on, and is competent in, the skills and medications specified in the CPG being utilised.

Please note:

  • Implications for CPG 2014 release
  • PHECC 2014 Edition CPG Manuals for both Practitioner and Responder are only available electronically via download.
  • There has been no change to the Cardiac First Responder level CPGs from the 2012 edition.


COMING SOON - Field Guide 2014 Edition

The Field Guide will be available in the following formats:

The Field Guide is not a substitute for the published Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs). It is a quick reference to help Practitioners in the field particularly with medication calculations and infrequent clinical encounters. It also gives values for clinical measurements i.e. GCS.


The Field Guide does not authorise skills or medication administration. Practitioners should only practice within their scope of practice and in accordance with their level on the PHECC Register.

Page updated: 01/08/2014


The Council Policy for implementation time frames of Clinical Practice Guidelines require that within 18 months of release of new CPGs that they are implemented fully.

All examinations at EMT and Paramedic level will continue with the 2012 CPGs until November 30th 2014, the 2014 standard will come into effect for these examinations on December 01st 2014.

The latest edition of CPGs takes precedent over the 2012 editions which are available below.

  1. 2012 Advanced Paramedic
  2. 2012 Paramedic
  3. 2012 Emergency Medical Technician
  4. 2012 Responder (CFR, OFA, & EFR)
  5. 2011 PHECC Field Guide

Looking for printed CPGs?

PHECC no longer print Clinical Practice Guidelines. The following companies have approached PHECC and are offering to print single or multiple copies of the CPGs manuals.

You are welcome to use one of the listed suppliers below or you can source your own printer. PHECC cannot be held responsible for any issues with the printing of CPGs.

Please note the CPG manual must be printed in its entirety. The price and quality must be negotiated between the individual and the printer.