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administration

 [ad-min″is-tra´shun]
the giving or application of a pharmacologic or other therapeutic agent.
analgesic administration in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the use of pharmacologic agents to reduce or eliminate pain.
analgesic administration: intraspinal in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the administration of pharmacologic agents into the epidural or intrathecal space to reduce or eliminate pain.
anesthesia administration in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the preparation for and administration of anesthetic agents and monitoring of patient responsiveness during administration.
blood products administration in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as administration of blood or blood products and monitoring of a patient's response.
medication administration in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as preparing, giving, and evaluating the effectiveness of prescription and nonprescription drugs.
medication administration (omaha) in the omaha system, the applying, dispensing, or giving of drugs or medicines as prescribed by a physician.
medication administration: ear in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as preparing and instilling otic medications.
medication administration: enteral in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as delivering medications through an intestinal tube.
medication administration: epidural in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as preparing and administering medications via the epidural route.
medication administration: eye in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as preparing and instilling ophthalmic medications.
medication administration: inhalation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as preparing and administering inhaled medications.
medication administration: interpleural in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the administration of medication through an interpleural catheter for reduction of pain.
medication administration: intradermal in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as preparing and giving medications via the intradermal route.
medication administration: intramuscular in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as preparing and giving medications via the intramuscular route.
medication administration: intraosseous in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the insertion of a needle through the bone cortex into the medullary cavity for the purpose of short-term, emergency administration of fluid, blood, or medication.
medication administration: intravenous in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as preparing and giving medications via the intravenous route.
medication administration: oral in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as preparing and giving medications by mouth and monitoring patient responsiveness.
medication administration: rectal in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as preparing and inserting rectal suppositories.
medication administration: skin in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as preparing and applying medications to the skin.
medication administration: subcutaneous in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as preparing and giving medications via the subcutaneous route.
medication administration: vaginal in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as preparing and inserting vaginal medications.
medication administration: ventricular reservoir in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as administration and monitoring of medication through an indwelling catheter into the lateral ventricle.
total parenteral nutrition administration (TPN administration) in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the preparation and delivery of nutrients intravenously and monitoring of patient responsiveness; see also parenteral nutrition.

Administration

A generic term for the dispensing of a therapeutic agent to treat a condition, which is usually given orally, or parenterally (intravenously), added to a “drip”, subcutaneously or intramuscularly.
Person administering, UK Self, doctor or, subject to certain limitations, an Independent Nurse Prescriber, supplementary prescriber, or anyone following the patient-specific directions of a doctor.
Managed care The sum total of management and direction of health care organisations—personnel, budgets, and logistics—and the implementation of health care policy.

Government
(1) The body of officials in the executive branch of government under a particular chief executive—e.g., the Obama Administration.
(2) An official agency of the government which has the authority to enforce law—e.g., Drug Enforcement Administration.

administration

Managed care The sum total of management and direction of health care organizations–personnel, budgets, and logistics, and the implementation of health care policy. See Management tools.

ad·min·i·stra·tion

(ad-min'ĭ-strā'shŭn)
1. The management of the affairs and activities of a group or entity.
2. Persons charged with executive functions.
3. The giving of a medicine or other treatment.
[L. administro, to manage]

ad·min·i·stra·tion

(ad-min'ĭ-strā'shŭn)
1. The management of the affairs and activities of a group or entity.
2. Persons charged with executive functions.
3. The giving of a medicine or other treatment.
[L. administro, to manage]
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