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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


Formularies provide clinically validated information about drugs. In the UK the British National Formulary (BNF) provides information on prescribed medicines for adults.  There is a companion service for children, The British National Formulary for Children (BNFC).  Both services can be accessed online through an NHS Open Athens Account.

BNF and BNFC are available as Apps for Android and iOS (Apple).  You can find more information on the BNF Publications Website.