Intramuscular Injection: Definition, Administration & Complications


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Which value does not determine where to give an intramuscular injection?

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1. The deltoid intramuscular site is below which body region?

2. Which is the most appropriate site to administer an intramuscular injection on an infant?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of intramuscular injections. Some of the information you'll be assessed on includes the reason for pulling back on the syringe's plunger during an injection as well as the most common site for an intramuscular injection on an infant.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Physiological location of the deltoid intramuscular site
  • The most suitable site for infant intramuscular injection
  • Maximum dosage that can be received in the ventrogluteal site
  • Pulling back the syringe's plunger during injection
  • Intramuscular injection factors

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related microbiology lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding a characteristic that doesn't influence intramuscular injections and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding intramuscular sites on the body

Additional Learning

To get more details on this subject, you can take a look at the lesson called Intramuscular Injection: Definition, Administration & Complications. In this lesson, you will find the following objectives:

  • Define intramuscular injection
  • Know the five main locations on the human body where intramuscular injections are administered
  • List the components of a typical syringe
  • Explain three complications of intramuscular injection administration
  • Understand why some injections are administered intramuscularly as opposed to orally or intravenously