Your task is to design a clinical practice guideline/treatment pathway for a specific condition which has been allocated to you. You must decide on the layout and format which best suits the condition, and describe the paramedic management in an out-of-hospital context.
You will need to research the condition, to find out what is the current best practice, and provide references which support the treatment you describe. You may review guidelines which already exist for the condition you have been allocated, but these should not be copied or dictate the management you explain (use journal articles instead).
You have free-range over the design of your guideline, but consider it should be 2-3 pages in length. Include some background information on the condition and issues for paramedics to reflect on. Highlight potential ‘time-critical’ situations and difficulties with patient assessment. You may also want to consider some overall patient safety statements such as “all unconscious patients should be transported to hospital regardless of the cause” etc.
The guideline should also include explicit details around drugs to administer, including the dose and how often. You may suggest the use of drugs which are currently not common place in the prehospital setting, provided there is evidence supporting their use and it would be reasonable to carry these drugs in an ambulance (e.g. does not require a fridge). There is no need to segregate different levels of practitioner (e.g. Intensive Care Paramedic) – your guideline would be used by every paramedic regardless of their skills.
For this assignment you need to focus on how to make guidelines for Allergic Reaction (mild-moderate). The client has attached the paramedic guidelines so you can see this.
The client has ordered 1000 words+flow chart/diagrams/pictures.
The client has attached their friends work as an example, it’s on a different condition though.