Implementation guide for interoperable medicines

This guidance is under active development by NHS England and content may be added or updated on a regular basis.

4. RESOLVED: Instructions for a specific device

Resolved: Use a coded Dosage.method to be specific with the type of device to use for the administration.

In some cases, with a dose-based instruction, the type of device to use for the administration of the medication may need to be specified.

See example of Salbutamol via nebuliser.

When using dm+d product concepts (e.g. VMP, AMP, VMPP or AMPP), then any associated device is expressed as part of the product. For example Salbutamol 100micrograms/dose dry powder inhaler so the use of a coded method is not required.

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