patient group directions

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patient group directions

A UK term for blanket-written instructions for the supply and/or administration of medicines given to a group of patients who may not be individually identified before presenting for treatment.
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Sepsis boxes have been introduced in other areas of the hospital that can quickly be grabbed, and plans are being finalised to roll out a Sepsis PGD (Patient Group Directive), which will allow senior nurses to quickly initiate the drugs and fluids required to treat sepsis within a one hour time frame.
Some referrals to the GP were for a prescription and this could be reduced by optometrists training for therapeutics or establishing a patient group directive (PGD).

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