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Practices should have protocols for dealing with emergencies on the premises, such as:

  • Acute abdominal pain
  • Acute asthma
  • Acute breathlessness
  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Coma
  • Fitting patient
  • Meningitis
  • Psychiatric emergency
  • Scalds and burns
  • Stroke

NICE CG176. Head injury: assessment and early management; 2014 (updated 2019)

Resuscitation Council UK

Emergencies in primary care. Simon C, O’Reilly K, Proctor R, Buckmaster J. OUP, 2007. Available from Amazon

St John AmbulanceFirst aid advice various topics, from allergy to unresponsive casualty

See Anaphylaxis; resuscitation, cardiopulmonary

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