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administering med.

administering medication,

1. ampules small, sealed glass bottles containing a single does of medication
2. artificially aquired active immunity immunity that is induced by a vaccine
3. deltoid muscle small muscle mass located on the outer surface of the upper arm that is ideal for small dosages of medications
4. diphtheria acute infectious disease that has symptoms such as headache, fever, and sore throat
5. dorsogluteal site upper-outer quadrant of the buttocks; ideal for administration of large-volume intramuscular nedications
6. hepatitis A most common type of hepatitis in the United States, a viral disease that affects the liver
7. hepatitis B highly contagious form of hepatitis that is transmitted by contaminated serum in blood transfusions or through use of contaminated needles or instruments
8. Hib disease lesser known disease caused by a bacterium that is spread through the air and enters the lungs or bloodstream of children
9. immunity resistance to a disease
10. immunizations substance that decreases susceptibility to a disease; also known as vaccines
11. immunoglobulin blood product that contains anitbodies
12. inactivated polio vaccine(IPV) polio vaccine that is injectable
13. inhalation medications route of medication administration that delivers medication directly to the respiratory tract
14. Intradermal (ID) injection given directly under the first layer of the skin
15. intramuscular (IM) injections injections into the muscle tissue given at a 90-degree angle
16. liquid medications medications that are taken orally
17. measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine protects children from developing measles, mumps, and rubella
18. oral medication medication that is absorbed through the gastrointestinal system and then rapidly absorbed by the body
19. oral polio vaccine(OPV) live, early form of the polio vaccine that was given to children but was shown to cause polio in some cases and is no longer recommened
20. parenteral medication administration medications that are given through injection
21. pertussis respiratory disease that is most common in children under the age of 4 years; also knows as whooping cough
22. pneumococcal vaccine vaccine that is given to guard against contracting the Streptococcus pneumonia bacteria
23. prefilled cartridge injection systems single-dose cartridges that fit into a special cartridge holder which results in medications not having to be drawn up prior to injections
24. subcutaneous injection injection given just under the skin in the fat tissue
25. tetanus a disease of the nervous system that is caused by a bacterium that enters the body through a break in the skin
26. vaccines substance that contains the antigen and stimulates a primary response against the antigen without causing symptoms of the disease
27. varicella chicken pox
28. vastus lateralis muscle part of the outer portion of the upper thigh that is also part of the quadriceps and is considered the safest site for IM injections
29. ventrogluteal site muscle considered safer than the dorsogluteal muscle for IM injections because it has no major nerves or blood vessels
30. viscosity thickness of a substance
31. Z-track method a method of injection that is used when a medication is irritating to the subcutaneous tissues or when the medication may discolor the skin
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