PHECC Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs)

The latest version of PHECC’s CPGs have undergone an extensive development programme and include significant changes aimed at enhancing pre-hospital emergency care in Ireland.

CPGs guide the practitioner in assessment, treatment and disposition of patients who present with an acute illness or injury. CPGs presume no intervention has been applied, nor medication administered, prior to the arrival of the practitioner/responder. In the event of another practitioner or responder initiating care during an acute episode, the practitioner or responder must be cognisant of interventions applied and medication doses already administered and act accordingly.

A number of CPGs and/or elements of CPGs have been designated as ‘non-core’, replacing the previous process of CPG exemptions. This recognises that not all Licenced CPG Providers need to implement every CPG. The 2021 Edition of the CPGs take precedent over older versions.

You can access and download some of the PHECC CPGs through the links below:

You can access other CPGs on the PHECC website at this link.