The use of expired patient group directions (PGDs) and patient specific directions (PSDs)

The following Patient Group Directions have now expired and should not be used to administer medicines:

  • Adrenaline/ Epinephrine 1:1000 for treatment of Anaphylaxis – though an updated PGD is due w/c 5/5/14
  • Administration of lidocaine 1% injection to women having the Etornorgestrel (Nexplanon) contraceptive implant
  • Etornorgestrel contraceptive implant (Nexplanon)
  • Initiation and continuation of Medroxyprogesterone injection (Depo-Provera)
  • Salbutamol metered dose inhaler (100mcg/dose) for reversibility testing for suspected asthma or COPD
  • Salbutamol nebuliser solution for reversibility testing for suspected asthma or COPD

The Use of Expired Patient Group Directions (PGDs) and Patient Specific Directions (PSDs)