The publication of the Second Edition of the Emergency Drug
Guidelines represents the culmination of the efforts of the National
Drugs and Therapeutics Committee (NDTC) to publish clinical drug
guidelines for common diseases seen in Fiji. These guidelines are
targeted for health care professionals working at hospitals and at the
primary health care settings. It sets the gold standard for the use of
drugs in the treatment of emergency medical conditions in Fiji.
The guidelines have taken into account the drugs available in the Fiji
Essential Medicines Formulary (EMF), 2006 Edition, in recommending
treatment approaches. All recommended therapies are either evidencebased
or universally accepted standards.
It is hoped that these guidelines will be used by all health care workers
in their daily care of patients suffering from emergency medical