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Guide to the Literature of Paramedic Practice

This guide is aimed at students and researchers in paramedic practice. It summarises the key sources and types of information. If you have any comments or additions please contact


United Kingdom

Clinical guidelines are systematically defined statements created to help practitioners and patients decide on appropriate healthcare for specific clinical conditions and/or circumstances. In the UK, with variations for Wales and Scotland, guidelines are developed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). In Scotland, guidelines are overseen by Healthcare Improvement Scotland and delivered by Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN).To find guidelines:

Ambulance Services

Guidelines for Ambulance Services JRCALC Clinical Practice Guidelines 2019 have recently been updated under the direction of Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE). A copy of the guidelines is available to borrow as an eBook

International Guidelines

Guidelines from the USA and other international guidelines can be found using the National Guideline Clearinghouse. The Turning Research Into Practice (TRIP) database has international coverage and filters results by Guidelines from North American, European and Other.