Subcutaneous Injection                                                       …

A detailed guide to administering subcutaneous injections in a safe and effective way. Includes a list of injection sites.

How to give a subcutaneous injection

A detailed guide to administering subcutaneous injections in a safe and effective way. Includes a list of injection sites.

Administering a Sub Q INJECTION

Subcutaneous Injections and Body Sites

Needle Angles: Standard medication doses for adults are to be rounded to the nearest tenth (0.1) of a milliliter. The standard 3-mL syringe is calibrated in tenths of a milliliter. The nurse should not administer more than 3 mL per intramuscular or subcutaneous injection site; when a volume greater than 3 mL is required, a 5-mL syringe, calibrated in fifths, may be used.

Needle Angles: Standard medication doses for adults are to be rounded to the nearest tenth of a milliliter. The standard syringe is calibrated in tenths of a milliliter. The nurse should not administer more than 3 mL per intramuscular or subcut

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