17 October 2017
JRCALC guidelines recommend Penthrox for emergency pain relief in the UK.
The ATACC Group are the official training provider for Penthrox, known as ‘The Green Whistle’, which is now included on Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee (JRCALC) guidelines, transforming the management of emergency pain relief in the UK.
New JRCALC guidelines recommend the use of Penthrox for emergency pain relief in the UK.
Nearly as small as an asthma inhaler, but easier to use, lightweight and non-invasive, patient controlled pain relief medication decreases the need for cannulas and gas cylinders and provides another option for emergency services to administer rapid pain relief to patients.
The inclusion of Penthrox on the JRCALC guidelines follows the recent update of the PHECC guidelines in the Republic of Ireland, where Penthrox was included and uptake is being seen across all emergency and rapid response services.
LONDON, UK, 22 September 2017 – Galen Ltd. announced that the Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee (JRCALC) has issued its new pain management clinical practice guidelines for UK ambulance services teams. Under the ‘management of adults in chronic pain’, the JRCALC guidelines now recommend the use of inhaled pain relief medication, Penthrox® (methoxyflurane) for adults with injuries causing moderate to severe pain. The JRCALC guidelines provide a comprehensive and co-ordinated approach to how patients receive optimal care in the pre-hospital setting.
About the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council and the Clinical Practice Guidelines.
The Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee (JRCALC) first met in April 1989 at The Royal College of Physicians in London. The purpose of the committee was to provide robust clinical oversight and expert clinical advice to UK Ambulance Services. It soon established itself as a leading authority on pre-hospital care and has gained a worldwide reputation. JRCALC is best known for the production of clinical guidelines for pre-hospital care, often referred to as just the ‘JRCALC guidelines’. There have been a number of editions of the guidelines since inception and the 2006 version was superseded in 2013, and again in 2016 with the current edition.