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CodeSystem: routeOfAdministration

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0162 Version: 2.0.0
Active as of 2019-12-01 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: RouteOfAdministration
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.18.80

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Code system of concepts which specify the route of administration. Used in HL7 Version 2.x messaging in the RXR segment.

Underlying Master Code System for V2 table 0162 (Route of Administration)

This Code system is referenced in the content logical definition of the following value sets:


This code system defines the following properties for its concepts

statushttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#statuscodeStatus of the concept
deprecatedhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-table-deprecatedcodeVersion of HL7 in which the code was deprecated
v2-concCommenthttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-concCommentstringV2 Concept Comment
v2-concCommentAsPubhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-concCommentAsPubstringV2 Concept Comment As Published


This case-sensitive code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0162 defines the following codes in a Is-A heirarchy:

CodeDisplayDefinitionV2 Concept CommentV2 Concept Comment As PublishedDeutsch (German, de)
AP Apply ExternallyApply ExternallyExterne Applikation
B BuccalBuccalbuccal
DT DentalDentaldental
EP EpiduralEpiduralepidural
ET Endotrachial TubeEndotrachial Tube*used primarily for respiratory therapy and anesthesia deliveryused primarily for respiratory therapy and anesthesia deliveryendotrachialer Schlauch
GTT Gastrostomy TubeGastrostomy TubeMagenschlauch
GU GU IrrigantGU IrrigantMagenspülung
IMR Immerse (Soak) Body PartImmerse (Soak) Body Part
IA Intra-arterialIntra-arterialIntraarteriell
IB IntrabursalIntrabursalIntrabursal
IC IntracardiacIntracardiacIntracardial
ICV Intracervical (uterus)Intracervical (uterus)Intracervikal (Uterus)
ID IntradermalIntradermalIntradermal
IH InhalationInhalationInhalation
IHA Intrahepatic ArteryIntrahepatic Artery
IM IntramuscularIntramuscularIntramuskulär
IN IntranasalIntranasalIntranasal
IO IntraocularIntraocularIntraokular
IP IntraperitonealIntraperitonealIntraperitoneal
IS IntrasynovialIntrasynovialIntrasynovial
IT IntrathecalIntrathecalIntrathekal
IU IntrauterineIntrauterineIntrauterin
IV IntravenousIntravenousIntravenös
MTH Mouth/ThroatMouth/ThroatMund/Rachen
MM Mucous MembraneMucous MembraneMukosamembran
NS NasalNasalNasal
NG NasogastricNasogastricNasogastral
NP Nasal ProngsNasal Prongs*used primarily for respiratory therapy and anesthesia deliveryused primarily for respiratory therapy and anesthesia deliveryNasenklemme (insbes.f.respirat.Ther.+Anästh.)
NT Nasotrachial TubeNasotrachial Tube
OP OphthalmicOphthalmicIn das Auge
OT OticOticIn das Ohr
OTH Other/MiscellaneousOther/Miscellaneous
PF PerfusionPerfusionPerfusion
PO OralOralOral
PR RectalRectalRektal
RM Rebreather MaskRebreather Mask*used primarily for respiratory therapy and anesthesia deliveryused primarily for respiratory therapy and anesthesia deliveryBeatmungsmaske (insbes.f.respirat.Ther.+Anästh.)
SD Soaked DressingSoaked Dressing
SC SubcutaneousSubcutaneousSubkutan
SL SublingualSublingualSublingual
TP TopicalTopicalLokal
TRA TracheostomyTracheostomy*used primarily for respiratory therapy and anesthesia deliveryused primarily for respiratory therapy and anesthesia deliveryTracheostomie (insbes.f.respirat.Ther.+Anästh.)
TD TransdermalTransdermalTransdermal
TL TranslingualTranslingualTranslingual
UR UrethralUrethralUrethral
VG VaginalVaginalVaginal
VM VentimaskVentimask
WND WoundWound


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