The Intramuscular Injection Trivia Quiz

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Do you know everything about an intramuscular injection? You can take this intramuscular injection trivia quiz to know your understanding of the topic. It is an important topic for medical people as it helps them understand and know about injecting medicines into the body. Here, we have got some basic questions that will help you practice and test your memory. Take the quiz and choose the answers best of your knowledge. All the best! You can share the quiz with other professionals or aspirants.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How much medication can the nurse safely administer to the deltoid muscle?
    • A. 

      5 ml

    • B. 

      1-2 mL

    • C. 

      10 ml

    • D. 

      2-3 mL

  • 2. 
    Mr. Smith came into the clinic to receive his annual flu shot. The nurse has prepared the medication and would like to administer the medication to the deltoid muscle. Which anatomical landmark will the nurse identify to administer the injection safely?
    • A. 

      Greater trochanter

    • B. 

      Knee cap

    • C. 

      Acromial process

    • D. 

      Iliac crest

  • 3. 
    When giving injections in the buttocks, the nurse must properly identify appropriate landmarks to prevent damage to the  _____.
    • A. 

      Sciatic nerve

    • B. 

      Spinal cord

    • C. 

      Coccyx

    • D. 

      Saphenous nerve

  • 4. 
    Ms. Smith is a 25-year-old female. Her height is 5' 3," and her weight is 140lbs. She has come into the clinic and will need an IM injection. What size needle should the nurse use to administer the injection?
    • A. 

      25-30 gauge

    • B. 

      16-18 gauge

    • C. 

      14 gauge

    • D. 

      20-22 gauge

  • 5. 
    Nurse Betty has completed giving Ms. Smith her injection. Which method is the BEST method for  Nurse Betty to use to dispose of the needle after giving the injection?
    • A. 

      Nurse Betty should sit the needle on the bedside table and make sure she disposes of the needle before she leaves the room.

    • B. 

      Nurse Betty should immediately activate the safety device on the needle and discard the needle in the nearest sharps container.

    • C. 

      Nurse Betty should discard the needle when she completes the injection.

    • D. 

      Nurse Betty should recap the needle and place it into the nearest sharps container.

  • 6. 
    The Z-track injection technique is preferred for intramuscular injections because
    • A. 

      It creates a tunnel for drug absorption.

    • B. 

      It prevents drug leakage into subcutaneous tissue.

    • C. 

      It permits repeated injections at the same site.

    • D. 

      It helps seal the drug into the dermis.

  • 7. 
    At what angle should an intramuscular (IM) injection be administered?
    • A. 

      30 degrees

    • B. 

      45 degrees

    • C. 

      60 degrees

    • D. 

      90 degrees

  • 8. 
    What should be done for a patient who requires repeated injections?
    • A. 

       Tap the injection site.

    • B. 

      Rotate injection sites.

    • C. 

      Apply heat to the injection site before injection.

    • D. 

      Massage the injection site.

    • E. 

      Option 5

  • 9. 
    Which site is commonly used while giving an intramuscular (IM) injection to a healthy adult?
    • A. 

       Vastus lateralis

    • B. 

      Gluteus maximus

    • C. 

      Deltoid

    • D. 

      Ventrogluteal

  • 10. 
    Intramuscular (IM) injections are less painful for a patient than any other types of injections because:
    • A. 

      Muscle tissue has few sensory nerves.

    • B. 

       dermis has few sensory nerves.

    • C. 

       fascia has few sensory nerves.

    • D. 

      Subcutaneous layer has few sensory nerves.

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