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This list of guidelines was drawn up after a prioritisation procedure by members of the Clinical Guideline Committee.

Topics not on the list can be submitted for consideration by the committee via guidelines@iaem.ie.

All guidelines need to focus on an evidence based EM approach to the specific presentation. Please use the template available here.

Adult Guidelines

Adult Guidelines

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Guideline Status
Priority Guidelines
Warfarin Reversal #1: In Progress
Headache #1: Sign up »
Cauda Equina #1: Sign up »
Rapid Tranquilisation #1: In Progress
Cardiology
Acute Coronary Syndrome #1: Sign up »
Acute Heart Failure #1: In Progress
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Dermatology
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Endocrinology
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End of Life Care
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ENT
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Oesophageal Variceal Bleed #1: Sign up »
Upper GI Bleed #1: In Progress
General Medical
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Bell’s Palsy #1: In Progress
Eating Disorders #1: In Progress
Hypertension #1: In Progress
Hyponatraemia #1: In Progress
Liver Failure #1: In Progress
Haematology
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Infectious Diseases
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Management
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Nephrology
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Neurology
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Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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Pain Management
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Procedures
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Rapid Sequence Induction #1: In Progress
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Psychiatry
Acutely Agitated Patient #1: In Progress
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Respiratory
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Pneumothorax #1: In Progress
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Resuscitation
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Surgery
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Toxicology
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Local Anaesthetic Toxicity #1: In Progress
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Trauma
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Chemical Burns #1: In Progress
Head Injury #1: In Progress
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Thermal Burns #1: In Progress
Urology
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Testicular Torsion #1: In Progress
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Paediatric Guidelines

Paediatric Guidelines

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Priority Guidelines
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Aminophylline Use in Asthma #1: Sign up »
Cervical Spine Injury #1: In Progress
Constipation #1: Sign up »
Croup #1: Sign up »
Fractures: Casting – Femur Fracture #1: Sign up »
Headache #1: Sign up »
Jaundice in Early Infancy/Phototherapy #1: Sign up »
Major Trauma #1: Sign up »
Airway
Acute Upper Airway Obstruction #1: Sign up »
NIV #1: Sign up »
Paediatric Emergency Airway Management #1: Sign up »
Allergy
Urticaria #1: Sign up »
Anaphylaxis #1: Sign up »
Latex Allergy #1: Sign up »
Analgesia
Bier’s Block #1: Sign up »
Intranasal Fentanyl #1: Sign up »
Ketamine #1: Sign up »
Patient (and Nurse) Controlled Analgesia #1: Sign up »
Sedation in the Emergency Department #1: Sign up »
Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy – Chest Infection #1: Sign up »
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Dermatology
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Endocrinology
Adrenal Crisis/Acute Adrenal Insufficiency #1: In Progress
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ENT
Acute Otitis Media #1: In Progress
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Foreign Bodies
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Gynaecology
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Haematology
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Sickle Cell Disease in the ED #1: Sign up »
von Willebrand’s Disease #1: Sign up »
Haemophilia #1: Sign up »
Infants
Apnoea (Neonatal) #1: Sign up »
B.R.U.E. #1: Sign up »
Colic #1: Sign up »
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Infectious Diseases
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Chickenpox #1: Sign up »
CSF Interpretation #1: Sign up »
Ebola #1: Sign up »
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Gastroenteritis #1: Sign up »
Illness/Fever in Recently Returned Traveller #1: In Progress
Malaria #1: Sign up »
Meningococcal Disease #1: Sign up »
Needle Stick Injury #1: Sign up »
Osteomyelitis and Septic Arthritis #1: Sign up »
Otitis Media (Acute) #1: Sign up »
Pertussis #1: Sign up »
Pneumonia – Community Acquired Pneumonia #1: Sign up »
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Miscellaneous
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Advance Directives, Withholding or Withdrawing Life Sustaining Treatment #1: Sign up »
CVAD – Central Venous Access Device #1: Sign up »
Dental Conditions – Non-traumatic #1: Sign up »
Emergency Paediatric Tracheostomy Management #1: Sign up »
Extravasation Injury Management #1: Sign up »
Hypothermia #1: Sign up »
Intravenous Fluids #1: Sign up »
IO Insertion #1: Sign up »
Limping Child #1: In Progress
Lumbar Puncture #1: Sign up »
Suprapubic Aspiration #1: Sign up »
Temperature Measurement and Control #1: Sign up »
Transfer – CART (Children At Risk of Transfer) #1: Sign up »
Neurology
Ataxia #1: Sign up »
Bell’s Palsy #1: Sign up »
Stroke in Childhood #1: Sign up »
Neurosurgical Transfers (Time Critical) #1: Sign up »
Ketogenic Diet Acute Illness Management #1: Sign up »
Paediatrics
Acute Decrease in Level of Consciousness #1: Sign up »
AKI Guidelines #1: Sign up »
Anaemia #1: Sign up »
Angioedema – C1 Esterase Inhibitor Deficiency #1: Sign up »
Arthritis – Acutely Swollen Joint #1: Sign up »
Cardiology #1: Sign up »
Chest Pain #1: Sign up »
Death of a Child #1: Sign up »
Dehydration #1: Sign up »
Diabetes Insipidus #1: Sign up »
Failure to Thrive/Poor Growth #1: Sign up »
Gastrointestinal Bleeding #1: Sign up »
GORD #1: Sign up »
Haematuria #1: Sign up »
Hyperammonaemia #1: Sign up »
Hyperkalaemia #1: Sign up »
Hypernatraemia #1: Sign up »
Hypertension #1: Sign up »
Hypoglycaemia #1: Sign up »
Hyponatraemia #1: Sign up »
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Kawasaki Disease #1: Sign up »
Metabolic Disorders #1: Sign up »
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Oesophageal Variceal Bleed #1: Sign up »
Serotonin Syndrome #1: Sign up »
SVT #1: Sign up »
Syncope #1: Sign up »
Torticollis #1: Sign up »
UTI #1: Sign up »
Vitamin D Deficiency #1: Sign up »
Pharmacy
Anticoagulation Guideline – Therapy #1: Sign up »
Emergency Drug Doses #1: Sign up »
IV Ig #1: Sign up »
Pneumothorax
Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax #1: Sign up »
Thoracocentesis #1: Sign up »
Poisoning
Initial Management of Acute Poisoning #1: Sign up »
Alkali Poisoning #1: Sign up »
Anticonvulsant #1: Sign up »
Antihistamine #1: Sign up »
Benzodiazepine #1: Sign up »
Essential Oils #1: Sign up »
Ethanol #1: Sign up »
High Risk Low Dose Paediatric Ingestions #1: Sign up »
Psychiatry
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Autism and Developmental Disability #1: Sign up »
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Resuscitation Guidelines
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Seizures
Afebrile Seizures #1: Sign up »
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Status Epilepticus #1: Sign up »
Social Work
Child Protection Publications/Sexual Exploitation/Physical Signs of Child Sexual Abuse #1: Sign up »
Missing Person Notification in the ED #1: Sign up »
Non-Accidental Injury #1: Sign up »
Substance Abuse – Alcohol #1: Sign up »
Surgery
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Button Battery Ingestion #1: In Progress
Compartment Syndrome #1: Sign up »
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Tracheostomy
Emergency Paediatric Tracheostomy Management #1: Sign up »
Trauma
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Burns #1: Sign up »
Cervical Spine Assessment/Collar Placement #1: Sign up »
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Head Injury #1: Sign up »
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Major Paediatric Trauma Primary Survey #1: Sign up »
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Pulled Elbow #1: In Progress
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Management of Tetanus Prone Wounds #1: Sign up »
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Urology
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