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Name: nl.zorg.part.InstructionsForUse NL.png
Version: 1.0
HCIM Status:Final
Release: 2017
Release status: Prepublished
Release date: 04-09-2017

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DCM::CoderList Projectgroep Medicatieproces
DCM::ContentAuthorList Projectgroep Medicatieproces
DCM::CreationDate 1-3-2017
DCM::DescriptionLanguage nl
DCM::Id 2.16.840.1.113883.
DCM::LifecycleStatus Final
DCM::Name nl.zorg.part.GebruiksInstructie
DCM::PublicationDate 04-09-2017
DCM::PublicationStatus Prepublished
DCM::ReviewerList Projectgroep Medicatieproces & Architectuurgroep Registratie aan de Bron
DCM::RevisionDate 04-09-2017
DCM::Version 1.0
HCIM::PublicationLanguage EN

Revision History

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Publicatieversie 1.0 (04-09-2017).


Instructions for the use or administration of the medication, e.g. dose and route of administration. In the event of medication use, this is the pattern of use established by the patient or which the patient followed.
This is a partial information model


InstructionsForUse gives an insight into the manner a drug is to be used.

Information Model


Type Id Concept Card. Definition DefinitionCode Reference
Block.png NL-CM:9.12.22504 Arrowdown.pngInstructionsForUse Root concept of the InstructionsForUse partial information model. This root concept contains all data elements of the InstructionsForUse partial information model.
ST.png NL-CM:9.12.19944 Arrowright.pngAdditionalInstructions 0..* The additional instructions contain extra information on the use of or considerations for the current prescription.

This can also include all instructions for use. The text can come from the original “paper" medication prescription, but can also be generated from the coded information.

This concept may contain more information than what is structurally coded in the information below, but may not conflict with it. The instructions may not conflict with other components of the request for administration.

The instructions can also refer to an existing protocol.

The G standard contains many texts that can support this attribute, in for example G standard table 362, which contains texts from the general practitioners’ standard WCIA table 25. If desired, these texts can be used to structure this concept.

ST.png NL-CM:9.12.9581 Arrowright.pngDescription 0..1 Textual description of the complete instructions for use including the period of use.
PQ.png NL-CM:9.12.22505 Arrowright.pngRepeatPeriodCyclicalSchedule 0..1 The repeated period in a cyclical schedule (of one or more dosing instructions).

Examples of a cyclical schedule: contraceptive pill (21 days, 1 pill 1x a day, then skip for 7 days, repeat), repeat period here is 28 days

CD.png NL-CM:9.12.19941 Arrowright.pngRouteOfAdministration 0..1 The route through which the medication is administered (oral, nasal, intravenous, etc.).
List2.png RouteOfAdministrationCodelist
Folder.png NL-CM:9.12.22095 Arrowdown.pngDosingInstructions 0..* Dosing instructions
PQ.png NL-CM:9.12.22506 Arrowright.pngDoseDuration 0..1 The intended time duration for these dosing instructions.
INT.png NL-CM:9.12.22503 Arrowright.pngSequenceNumber 0..1 This indicates the sequence of the dosing instructions within the medication agreement.
Folder.png NL-CM:9.12.19935 Arrowdown.pngDosage 0..* Container of the Dosage concept. This container contains all data elements of the Dosage concept.

Instructions for the administrator to administer the medication (the patient themselves, a nurse or other aid). When taking stock of medication use, the dosage describes the pattern of use established by the patient.

Once the dose schedule (distribution of doses over time) and the dose have been determined, then there should be one single instruction for use.

Multiple parallel instructions for use can be included in the event of a changing dose within one day and in the event of a variable use frequency.

Multiple sequential instructions for use can be included in the event of changing doses within one period and/or in the event of a changing dose schedule.

Verwijzing.png NL-CM:9.12.19942 Arrowright.pngAdministeringSpeed::Range 0..1 The administering speed is used in slow administration of liquid. In practice, the measuring unit is almost always ml/hour.

Entering an interval (such as 0-10 ml/hour) is also a commonly used option.

For example, with an administering speed of 10ml/hour:

  • amount = 10,
  • dose unit = ml
  • time unit = hour
Block.png Range
Verwijzing.png NL-CM:9.12.19940 Arrowright.pngDose::Range 0..1 The dose indicates the dose amount per administration.

The dosage is described in the unit accompanying the product; usually, this is just a number of units or doses. Liquids and other divisible products will usually include a unit of volume (preferably "ml").

In many cases, the prescriber will want to indicate the dose in units of weight of the active ingredient.

If only the ingredient is included and not the product, then the amount of that ingredient will be given. Paracetamol 1000mg is equivalent to 2 Paracetamol 500mg tablets or units.

The dosage is sometimes given as a calculation, in which the patient’s body weight or body surface area is used as a parameter. The calculation is however no more than an aid in reaching a decision.

In the event of constant administration, sometimes the dose is given in addition to the administration speed (infusion rate) (e.g. 20ml in a syringe or 500ml in a bag), but it is often also omitted.

A general dosage recommendation such as ‘Use according to protocol’ or ‘See instructions’ can be sufficient. In that case, no dose is given.

Block.png Range
Folder.png NL-CM:9.12.22512 Arrowdown.pngAsNeeded 0..1 As needed means that the dose is only to be administered under certain conditions.
CD.png NL-CM:9.12.19945 Arrowright.pngCondition 0..1 The condition for administering medication can be:
  • a physiological measurement value (plasma glucose concentration, body temperature, blood pressure);
  • a symptom or other circumstance (in the event of a headache, or itch).

Relevant B codes in Table 25 make up the list of values for coded entering of this concept. Also always include the textual description of that code. Physiological measurement values or other conditions that do not occur in the B codes in Tabel25 do not need to be coded. These can be expressed in free text in the Description concept.

List2.png AsNeededCriteriumCodelist
PQ.png NL-CM:9.12.19946 Arrowright.pngMaximumDose 0..1 A maximum dose indicates the maximum duration a product can be used with an ‘as needed’ prescription.
Folder.png NL-CM:9.12.19948 Arrowdown.pngAdministeringSchedule 0..1 Specifications of the times at which the medication is to be administered. This is indicated as follows:
  • Time(s) (16:00) or indications (“before meals”) at which the medication is to be taken each day.
  • A specific number of times the medication is to be taken each day ("3x a day"), indicated with the frequency
  • A time interval between consecutive doses (“Every 2 hours”, “every 3 days”), indicated with the word Interval.
  • Combined periods with an interval and duration (“1 daily for three out of four weeks: the pill schedule”)

If a certain medication is not to be taken daily, the aforementioned can be combined with daily indications:

  • One or more week days on which the medication is to be administered (e.g. “Monday, Wednesday, Friday”)
  • ”3x a week”, “2x a month”.

The specified administration “infinite” is automatically to be repeated until:

  • The end date and time has been reached
  • The total administration duration has been reached (14 days)
  • A specific amount of administrations has been reached (“20 doses”), to be entered in the Frequency concept.
Verwijzing.png NL-CM:9.12.19949 Arrowright.pngFrequency::Range 0..1 The frequency indicates the number of dose moments per time unit, usually per day. If this frequency is included, then the Interval will not have been included. Usually, frequency comprises both amount and time unit (3 times a day), but it can occur without the time unit (single use).

In that case, a reasonable distribution over the day is expected, but exact times are not given. This is left to the patient. It is the most common manner of extramural prescription. In the case of Baxter packs and intramural care, such a prescription is used to draw up a (location-specific) outline for distribution times (logistics).

The time unit of the frequency must be the same as how it is indicated in the textual description of the dose.

Example: for a '2x a day...' dose:

    • amount = 2
    • time unit = 'day'.

for a '3x a week...' dose:

    • amount = 3
    • time unit = 'week'.
Block.png Range
CD.png NL-CM:9.12.19952 Arrowright.pngWeekDay 0..* WeekDay indicates a pattern of doses on fixed week days.
List2.png WeekDayCodelist
CD.png NL-CM:9.12.19953 Arrowright.pngTimeOfDay 0..* Time of day: morning, afternoon, evening, night.
List2.png TimeOfDayCodelist
TS.png NL-CM:9.12.19951 Arrowright.pngAdministrationTime 0..* The time of administration is a specific time of day (on the clock). This time usually isn’t (intended to be) exact. There can be multiple administering times in one day.

The ideal time of administration can also be entered as a time of day (morning, afternoon, evening, night-time). The administration time is then to be left empty, and the time of day can be entered in the TimeOfDay concept.

PQ.png NL-CM:9.12.19950 Arrowright.pngInterval 0..1 Interval indicates the time between dose times. If this is included, then the Frequency will not have been included.

Examples: every 4 hours, every 3 weeks.

The times can now be chosen freely, but distribution throughout the day is more precise, and the interval between times is important (e.g. in the case of antibiotics) In the case of Baxter packs and intramural care, such a prescription is used to draw up a (location-specific) outline for distribution times (logistics).

Columns Concept and DefinitionCode: hover over the values for more information
For explanation of the symbols, please see the legend page List2.png

Example Instances

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Omschrijving Doseerinstructie
Doseerduur Dosering|Keerdosis Toedieningsschema |Frequentie |Interval |Toedientijd |Weekdag |Dagdeel
Van 8-9-2017 tot 18-9-2017 1x per dag 1 stuk. Vanaf 18-9-2017 staken. 1 stuk 1x per dag
Vanaf 6 maart 2016 1x per week op maandag om 14uur 15 mg (=0,6 ml) 15 mg (=0,6 ml) 1x per week op maandag (14u)



Valueset OID 2.16.840.1.113883.
Conceptname Conceptcode Codesystem name Codesystem OID Description
Bij een aanval 1022 WCIAv3 Tabel 25 B-codes 2.16.840.1.113883. Bij een aanval
Bij benauwdheid 1023 WCIAv3 Tabel 25 B-codes 2.16.840.1.113883. Bij benauwdheid
Bij diarree 1024 WCIAv3 Tabel 25 B-codes 2.16.840.1.113883. Bij diarree
Bij pijn 1028 WCIAv3 Tabel 25 B-codes 2.16.840.1.113883. Bij pijn
Bij jeuk 1121 WCIAv3 Tabel 25 B-codes 2.16.840.1.113883. Bij jeuk
Zo nodig 1137 WCIAv3 Tabel 25 B-codes 2.16.840.1.113883. Zo nodig
Bij hoofdpijn 1144 WCIAv3 Tabel 25 B-codes 2.16.840.1.113883. Bij hoofdpijn
Bij koorts 1145 WCIAv3 Tabel 25 B-codes 2.16.840.1.113883. Bij koorts
Bij hoge koorts 1146 WCIAv3 Tabel 25 B-codes 2.16.840.1.113883. Bij hoge koorts
Bij koorts en/of pijn 1147 WCIAv3 Tabel 25 B-codes 2.16.840.1.113883. Bij koorts en/of pijn
Bij hoest 1387 WCIAv3 Tabel 25 B-codes 2.16.840.1.113883. Bij hoest
Overig OTH NullFlavor 2.16.840.1.113883.5.1008 Overig
Geen Informatie NI NullFlavor 2.16.840.1.113883.5.1008 Geen Informatie


Valueset OID 2.16.840.1.113883.
Conceptname Codesystem name Codesystem OID
Alle waarden G-Standaard Toedieningswegen 2.16.840.1.113883.


Valueset OID 2.16.840.1.113883.
Conceptname Conceptcode Codesystem name Codesystem OID Description
During the morning 73775008 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 s ochtends
During the afternoon 255213009 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 s middags
During the evening 3157002 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 s avonds
During the night 2546009 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 s nachts


Valueset OID 2.16.840.1.113883.
Conceptname Conceptcode Codesystem name Codesystem OID Description
Monday 307145004 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 maandag
Tuesday 307147007 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 dinsdag
Wednesday 307148002 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 woensdag
Thursday 307149005 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 donderdag
Friday 307150005 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 vrijdag
Saturday 307151009 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 zaterdag
Sunday 307146003 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 zondag

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