Use of patient group directions in an emergency care centre

Alison Williams, Samantha Knox

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Patient group directions (PGDs) enable practitioners who are not independent prescribers to administer or supply patients with medications. They reduce delays in the administration of medication and thereby improve patients' journeys. This article discusses an audit of the use of PGDs in an emergency care centre to ensure that they are used appropriately and regularly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-37
Number of pages5
JournalEmergency Nurse
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Audit
  • Patient group directions
  • Training

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