Technical Resources

UK-Med / Technical Resources

Important note on the usage of these resources:

These resources are drawn from a variety of sources and are listed for our members to further broaden your knowledge of clinical working within an emergency humanitarian context as a member of UK-Med. In instances where the content of guidelines differ with those found in UK EMT SOPs, UK EMT SOPs will take precedence. Particular contexts may demand that national Ministry of Health and WHO Guidelines also take precedence over these guidelines. The reading of these resources does not replace the need for good clinical judgement.

Humanitarian Health Standards and Core Manuals

The Sphere Handbook
(2018 edition)

The WHO ‘Blue Book’

MSF Handbooks

WHO 2017 EMT Publication

Wound & Burn Care

Acute Burns Care

Burns Care

ANZBA Initial Management of Severe Burns Checklist

Wound Management


Life Support
(UK Resuscitation Guidelines)

Paediatric Advanced Resuscitation Guidelines

Adult Advanced Resuscitation Guidelines

Child Health

Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne Clinical Practice Guidelines


Manual for the health care of children in humanitarian emergencies

Reproductive Health

Management of Breach Presentation

RCOG Green Top Guidelines

Antepartum Haemorrhage

Prevention and Management of post-partum Haemorrhage

MISP Guidelines

Minimum Initial Service Package for Women in Crisis Situations

Placenta Praevia, Placenta Praevia Accreta and Vasa Praevia: Diagnosis and Management

Diagnosis and Management of Ectopic Pregnancy

NICE Guidelines Management of Hypertension in Pregnancy

Shoulder Dystocia

Umbilical Cord Prolapse

Bacterial Sepsis in Pregnancy

ICRC War Surgery

War Surgery Volume One

Working with limited resources in armed conflict and other situations of violence

War Surgery Volume Two

Working with limited resources in armed conflict and other situations of violence

Blast Injury

Paediatric Blast Injury Field Manual

Blast Injuries


Procedural Sedation in Emergency Medicine (RCEM)


EMT MDS Gateway

Data Management

Ophthalmology in Emergency Departments (RCEM)

Anaphylaxis (RCEM)

WHO Tropical Diseases

Factsheets on most common Tropical Diseases/MSF Clinical Guidelines which has very useful basic guidelines