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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 updates
Pain Management #1: In Progress
Management of Patients with ICDs #1: In Progress
Priority Guidelines
Warfarin Reversal #1: In Progress
Headache #1: Sign up »
Cauda Equina #1: In Progress
Rapid Tranquilisation #1: In Progress
Cardiology
Acute Coronary Syndrome #1: In Progress
Acute Heart Failure #1: In Progress
Bradyarrythmias #1: In Progress
Tachyarrythmias #1: In Progress
Atrial Fibrillation #1: In Progress
Pericarditis #1: In Progress
Supraventricular Tachycardia #1: In Progress
Dermatology
Angioedema #1: In Progress
Blistering Skin Conditions #1: In Progress
Eczema #1: In Progress
Steven Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis #1: In Progress
Endocrinology
Diabetic Ketoacidosis #1: In Progress
Hyperosmolar Hyperglycaemic State #1: In Progress
Hypercalcaemia #1: In Progress
Hypocalcaemia #1: In Progress
Hyperkalaemia #1: In Progress
Hypokalaemia #1: In Progress
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Thyrotoxicosis #1: In Progress
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ENT
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Diverticular Disease #1: In Progress
Ulcerative Colitis #1: Sign up »
Oesophageal Variceal Bleed #1: In Progress
Upper GI Bleed #1: In Progress
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Liver Failure #1: In Progress
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Massive Transfusion #1: In Progress
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Prothrombin Complex Concentrate #1: In Progress
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Silver Trauma #1: In Progress
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Haematuria #1: In Progress
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Urinary Retention #1: In Progress

Paediatric Guidelines

Paediatric Guidelines

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Constipation #1: In Progress
Croup #1: In Progress
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Jaundice in Early Infancy/Phototherapy #1: In Progress
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Allergy
Urticaria #1: In Progress
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Analgesia
Bier’s Block #1: In Progress
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Patient (and Nurse) Controlled Analgesia #1: Sign up »
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Cerebral Palsy
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Dermatology
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Endocrinology
Adrenal Crisis/Acute Adrenal Insufficiency #1: In Progress
Diabetes Mellitus #1: In Progress
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ENT
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Haematology
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Infants
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Cardiology #1: In Progress
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Pharmacy
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Pneumothorax
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Poisoning
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Resuscitation Guidelines
Adrenaline Infusion #1: In Progress

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Seizures
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Febrile Convulsions #1: In Progress
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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 »
Intussusception #1: In Progress
Pyloric Stenosis #1: Sign up »
Tracheostomy
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Trauma
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Burns #1: In Progress
Cervical Spine Assessment/Collar Placement #1: Sign up »
Chest Drain Insertion/Management #1: In Progress
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Urology
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Ballanitis #1: In Progress
Penis and Foreskin #1: In Progress

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