Intravenous Administration - Nursing Notes Study Guides

Intravenous Administration

Intravenous (IV) medication administration involves delivering medications directly into a patient’s bloodstream through a vein. This method allows for rapid onset of action, and precise control over drug levels, and is essential in various medical settings, including emergency care, surgeries, and chronic disease management.

Intramuscular Administration

Intramuscular administration involves injecting medication directly into the muscle tissue. This method allows the drug to be absorbed into the bloodstream more rapidly than subcutaneous injections, but not as quickly as intravenous injections.