General Structure of a Medical Directive
All Medical Directives follow the same format and are comprised of the following sections:
The general medical complaint or problem to which the Medical Directive applies.
Clinical parameters that must be present for a procedure to be performed or for a medication to be administered.
Clinical parameters that if present, preclude the performance of a procedure or the administration of a medication.
Description of the type of procedure to be performed or the dosing of a medication.
Key clinical points that provide general guidance to the proper performance of a procedure or the administration of a medication.