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Administration

1. The implementation and management of a policy. A company's senior officers (such as the board of directors) set the policies and its managers (and sometimes the officers themselves) are responsible for administration.

2. In an estate, the management of the assets of a decedent until they are discharged to his/her heirs.

administration

see MANAGEMENT.
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Impending or overt liver failure related to PNALD [greater than or equal to]2 episodes per year of catheter-related sepsis requiring hospitalization [greater than or equal to] 1 episode of life-threatening infection (fungemia, septic shock, ARDS) Impending loss of vascular access for TPN administration (thrombosis of [greater than or equal to] 2 central veins) Repeated episodes of significant dehydration despite IV fluids administration in supplement to TPN Note.
For use at home, pumps are available that allow TPN administration, usually with the preparation which operate on an external dispensing line (part of a single-use dispensing cassette) which is in turn connected to the patient via a valve on a semi-permanent attached venous port.
Thus it is not clear whether a window period is needed between TPN administration and assessment of Ca, Mg or phosphorus in adult patients, but some period of time between 1 and 4 hours may be optimal.