The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care

Consensus Statements

The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care have been at the forefront of developing Consensus Statements in the field of pre-hospital care. The Consensus Statements are a comprehensive public statement by a team of experts in the field. These are developed after Faculty led Consensus Days where the experts meet and review opinion, evidence based research and analyse it to come up with a collective view on the issue in hand. 

The following Consensus Guidelines, outline the consensus process in full.  

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Published Consensus Statements are available below:

 Title Lead Author Date
Traumatic Cardiac Arrest

K. Crewdson, M. O’Meara, D.J. Lockey, K.M. Porter

October 2018
Obstetric Emergencies Emir Bataloglu 24 July 2017
Management of Chest Injuries C Leech, K Porter, R Steyn, C Laird, I Virgo, R Bowman, D Cooper 2013
Burns Patient Management K Allison, K Porter 2004
Management of Crush Injury I Greaves, K Porter, JE Smith 2003
The Pre-hospital Management of Pelvic Fractures  I Scott, K Porter, C Laird, M Bloch, I Greaves 2012
Pre-hospital Spinal Immobilisation D Connor, K Porter, M Bloch, I Greaves 2013
Minimal Patient Handling Moss R, Porter KM 2013
PALM Consensus Outcome R Moss, K Porter, I Greaves 2012

Consensus Statements currently in production:

 Title  Due
 Management of Chest Injuries                                TBC
 Management of Crush Injury  TBC

Documents supported by the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care:

Title  Description
Resuscitation to Recovery

A National Framework to improve care of people with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in England

Emergency Healthcare Workers, Exposure Prone Procedures (EPPs) and the Exposure Prone Environment Advice from the United Kingdom Advisory Panel for Healthcare Workers Infected with Bloodborne Viruses (UKAP)

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