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1. the conduct of the affairs of government
2. the executive branch of government along with the public service; the government as a whole
3. Chiefly US the political executive, esp of the US; the government
4. Chiefly US a government board, agency, authority, etc.
5. Property law
a. the conduct or disposal of the estate of a deceased person
b. the management by a trustee of an estate subject to a trust



(1) Management or direction.

(2) Formal bureaucratic management, conducted merely by orders and edicts; a commanding that ignores the role of the masses in the management of socialist production.



(1) In the broad sense, administration refers to all the managerial activities of a state, which Marx called “the organizational activity of the state” (K. Marx and F. Engels, Soch., 2nd ed., vol. 1, p. 440). The state administration of the USSR consists of the executive agencies of the state which exercise managerial functions—that is, the day-to-day management of economic, social, cultural, administrative, and political development in the Soviet socialist state.

(2) In the narrower sense, administration refers to the officials of an institution or enterprise. For instance, the director of an enterprise and his deputies or the head of a higher educational institution and his deputies constitute the administration of the enterprise or higher educational institution, respectively.

The actions of Soviet administration are governed by law. The general legal principles governing the actions of the state administration are set forth in the USSR Constitution and the constitutions of the Union and autonomous republics. The legal status and the competence of administrations of enterprises and institutions are specified in the charter of the institution. The Party organization in CPSU enterprises have the right, in conformity with the rules of the CPSU, to monitor the actions of the administration (art. 59). The work of administration is greatly assisted by the trade union organizations or enterprises and institutions, by permanent production conferences, and other organizations. The relations between different levels of administration are based on the principles of democratic centralism.

Every administration is invested with the necessary rights to fulfill the duties it is charged with—for instance, the right to issue acts of administration, to hire and dismiss workers and employees, and to reward and discipline subordinates. The administration of an institution or enterprise represents its interests with respect to outside parties. It concludes agreements, pleads in court, and represents the institution or enterprise in arbitration and other state agencies as well as in public organizations.


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There was also a perception that having good interpersonal skills in nurses can impact on medication administration and this can influence teamwork with medical staff and pharmacists.
Other hospitals around the country and in Texas have reported impressive results in the reduction of medication administration errors when nurses wore brightly colored vests or sashes that alerted staff and others to the designated medication administration time.
In Iowa, the Board of Pharmacy states that persons successfully completing a medication administration course reviewed by board examiners can administer medication.
The INLP's 36-month program ran from September 2006 to September 2009 and trained front-line clinicians (primarily nurses) to take a leadership role in developing new clinical protocols, reporting tools and metrics, and administrative procedures - all focused on medication administration safety and accuracy.
Content on medication error reduction strategies fall into several categories: distraction/interruptions; nursing workflow; teamwork and coordination; basic mathematical skills; adherence to medication administration protocol; and recognition, detection, and reporting medication errors (Brady, Malone, & Fleming, 2009; ISMP, 2013; Nelms, Jones, & Treiber, 2011; Sheu, Wei, Chen, Yu, & Tang, 2009; Zyla 2009).
Medication administration is one of the primary roles of the professional nurse; therefore, nurses are frequently targets of medication error prevention efforts.
Leadership discovered that with the need to remove one patient set of medication at a time from the dispensing station and the increased time to administer medication with bedside scanning, the electronic medication administration process was creating workflow issues.
Bickford, PhD, RN-BC, said, "Compliance with the 30-minute rule poses significant patient safety and workload issues for nurses, given the complexities of barcode medication administration and paper-based medication administration record documentation.
The driving force behind the bar coding administration system implementation there was error prevention in medication administration.
Some of these sequences were contrary to hospital policy and the original design of the medication administration process.
Their insight helped avoid some of the more common pitfalls of the medication administration side of an electronic record.

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