This 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.
This 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. The route of administration should be appropriate to the patient's clinical presentation.
Please refer to www.phecc.ie
or synchronise the Field Guide Smart Phone App for up-to-date medications information.
Mr John Lally, MSc, ICT Support Officer, PHECC.
Mr Brian Power, MSc, MBA, NQEMT-AP, Programme Development Officer, PHECC.
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Any part of this publication may be reproduced for educational purposes and quality improvement programmes subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgement of the source. It may not be used for commercial purposes.
Our thanks to the Practitioners (Paul Kelly, Brian O'Moore, Desmond Wade, Jason Masterson, Omar Fitzell, Greg Cooke and Thomas Brady) who helped to develop this guide by participating in the consultation process.
Medications may be administered provided:
- The Practitioner is in good standing on the PHECC Register.
- The Practitioner complies with the CPGs published by PHECC.
- The Practitioner is acting (paid or voluntary) on behalf of an organisation that is a PHECC licensed CPG provider.
- The Practitioner is privileged, by the organisation on whose behalf he/she is acting, to administer the medication.
- The Practitioner has received training on, and is competent in, the administration of the medication.
- The medications are listed in the Medicinal Products 7th Schedule.
This guide has adopted the Broselow tape colour scheme to assist with calculations.