For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
(A) "Adult" means anyone who is eighteen years of age or older.
(B) "Antibiotic" means a medication, including an anti-infective or anti-fungal, administered to inhibit the growth of, or destroy, microorganisms in the treatment or prevention of infectious disease.
(C) "Direction" means communication of a plan of care, based upon assessment of the client by the registered nurse, or licensed physician, dentist, optometrist, or podiatrist, that establishes the parameters for providing care or performing a procedure. Unless otherwise provided by law, the registered nurse, or licensed physician, dentist, optometrist, or podiatrist shall be available on site to assess and evaluate the client's response to the plan of care.
(D) "Initiate" means to start or to begin.
(E) "Maintain" means to administer or regulate an intravenous infusion according to the prescribed flow rate.
(F) "Piggyback" means an intermittent or secondary intravenous infusion.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/15/2014 and 10/15/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4723.07
Rule Amplifies: 4723.01(F), 4723.18, 4723.181
Prior Effective Dates: 04/01/1993, 12/01/1993, 02/01/2000, 02/01/2005, 02/01/2010