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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.
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Addressing safe medication administration skills and behaviors is integrated throughout many nursing curricula using high-fidelity simulation.
The questionnaire was composed of three sections: background data, like gender, age and semester; three open-ended questions related to medication administration errors and reporting of errors; and finally errors in clinical application, reasons of errors, contributing factors and the participants' emotional reaction after the errors.
No significant difference was identified between frequencies of disruptions during medication administration during morning and evening shifts, or between medical and surgical units, whether for medication preparation or medication administration (p [less than or equal to] .05).
Results: The rate of medication administration errors was 28.2% in the pre-intervention phase and 21.4% in the post intervention phase.
With symbols removed and typos corrected, instances of adverse events related to medication administration are monitored to ensure they are no longer related to symbol use, typos, or misspelling.
(NASDAQ: OMCL) is a leading provider of automated and business information solutions enabling hospitals and healthcare systems to streamline the medication administration process and manage costly medical supplies for increased operational efficiency and enhanced patient safety.
US and UK studies similarly indicate general numeracy skills in nursing students is below par (Brown 2002; Wright 2004; Harne-Britner et al 2006; Jukes and Gilchrist 2006; Wright 2006; Wright 2007a) as nursing students were under prepared for the mathematical requirements of safe medication administration, and lacked the necessary skills to calculate dosages particularly when using fractions, percentages, decimals and ratios.
But first, let me give you a little peek into what medication administration is like on my unit.
The purpose of the patented device is to physically prevent medication administration errors in hospitals and in medical clinics.
The company claims the suite will replace paper flowsheets in the medical and surgical ICUs, and will interoperate with VistA Computerized Patient Record System and Bar Code Medication Administration. CliniComp's solutions will assist VA clinicians in extracting real-time data and waveforms from physiologic monitors, infusion pumps, ventilators and other bedside devices, and will help create a more complete picture of the patient's condition, it touts.
Wrong time errors can be a significant problem for medication administration errors in assisted living and nursing homes.
(3) Levels of medication administration errors (MAEs) have been reported as accounting for 38% of all adverse drug events and have been calculated as occurring in 3-8% of all administrations.

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