The Intramuscular Injection Quiz! Trivia

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The Intramuscular Injection Quiz! Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How much medication can the nurse safely administer into 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 in the deltoid muscle.  Which anatomical landmark will the nurse identify to safely administer the injection?
    • 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 land marks 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 dispose of the needle before she leave the room.

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      Nurse Betty should discard needle when she completes the injection.

    • D. 

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

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