intravenous medication


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intravenous medication

Etymology: L, intra, within, vena, vein, medicare, medicine
a pharmaceutic delivered directly into the bloodstream via a vein.

intravenous medication

The injection of a sterile solution of a drug or an infusion into a vein.
See also: medication
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Nurses administering intravenous medications are at high risk not only for making an error, but also for making a severe error (Westbrook, Rob, Woods, & Parry, 2011).
The grandmother-of-seven also blew the whistle over the way intravenous medication was being stored at the hospital.
Using concealed allocation, researchers randomized patients deemed to require intravenous medication to receive either prochlorperazine 0.
Maria McBride,53,landed herself in trouble after she was spotted by a colleague changing the lettering on the intravenous medication to the correct type.
In explaining the added costs, BDO Seidman cited specialized packaging systems, 24/7 delivery service, intravenous medication preparation, higher levels of Medicare and Medicaid patients, and onsite consultation service in LTC facilities.
The partnership contracts Collier Drug to mix and deliver at least a 48hour supply of intravenous medication to any Home I.
Hospital officials reported to the Kanagawa prefectural government and police that a doctor might have administered excessive amounts of intravenous medication to a 52-year-old man, police said.
In general, patients on ventilators or respirators and those requiring intravenous medication or feeding are becoming more difficult to place, while patients who need rehabilitation services, which are reimbursed at the highest rate under the new PPS, are becoming easier to place.
According to Hospira, the Plum 360 infusion system with Hospira MedNet safety software is designed to help improve the safety and efficiency of intravenous medication administration.
Over the weekend, the embattled now Pampanga representative was placed on intravenous medication that addressed her dehydration.
The MEDLINE, CINAHL and Cochrane Library sites were reviewed, and 4,128 citations were obtained using the following key words: intravenous medication, adverse drug events, medication errors, intravenous medication errors, and nursing medication math calculations.
He received intravenous medication and Laetrile treatments to bolster his immune system, but, he said, ``It seems to have gotten worse.

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