Parenteral Drug Administration


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What does the word parenteral mean?

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1. What is one of the common areas on the body a subcutaneous injection can be administered?

2. Why it is extremly important to prepare injectable medications using sterile techniques and avoid contamination?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The parenteral drug administration route is one way drugs are administered to people. This quiz will assess what you know about what parenteral means and where a subcutaneous injection can be given.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools were designed to test you on the following:

  • Area where a subcutaneous injection can be given
  • Best syringe for 2.5 mL of medication
  • Angle needed for intramuscular injections
  • What parenteral means
  • Importance of sterile methods when preparing injectable medications

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the best syringe for 2.5 mL of medication
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on parenteral administration of drugs
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the angle needed for intramuscular injections

Additional Learning

You can learn more about drug administration when you read the lesson titled Parenteral Drug Administration. The lesson will help you:

  • Learn the parenteral route for medications
  • Recall the benefits of parenteral administration
  • Explore the different types of parenteral administration methods
  • Identify the various angles that are needed for each type
  • Explain the different types of syringes that are used such as hypodermic and insulin syringes
  • Review the technique and steps needed for this administration method
  • Describe where each type of injection is done on a body