These are the latest guidelines for Medical Emergencies. Many are well established both nationally and internationally whilst others have been modified to reflect local practices at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital.
These are guidelines only and the precise clinical management must take into account special clinical needs or circumstances of patients.This remains the responsibility of the clinical team directly involved in the delivery of clinical care. These guidelines have been developed with the help of lead clinicians working in various specialities at Luton and Dunstable University NHS Foundation Trust.
These Clinical Practice Guidelines are intended to provide general advice to the medical, nursing and allied health staff of the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The Clinical Practice Guidelines should never be relied on as a substitute for proper assessment with respect to the particular circumstances of each case and the needs of each patient. The Clinical Practice Guidelines have been prepared using an interdisciplinary approach, having regard to general circumstances. It is the responsibility of each member of staff to be fully informed of the particular circumstances and the application of Clinical Practice Guidelines in each case. Clinical Management must always be responsive to the needs of the individual patient and their particular circumstances. Each Clinical Practice Guideline has been prepared with reference to the information available at the time of its preparation. Whilst the Trust endeavours to ensure these Clinical Practice Guidelines are accurate at the time of their preparation, it takes no responsibility for matters arising from changed circumstances or information or material that may have become available after the issued or reviewed date.
Dr Tariq Rehman
Lead for Medical Emergency Guidelines