Parenteral Injection Review

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Parenteral Quizzes & Trivia

Parenteral injections are medications, which are administered into the body through other parts other than the mouth and the alimentary canal. The quiz below helps you to assess the comprehension of the rules and procedures of parenteral injections.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Subcutaneous (SC) injections are generally given _________ angle to the skin?
    • A. 

      15 degrees

    • B. 

      45 degrees

    • C. 

      90 degrees

    • D. 

      180 degrees

    • E. 

      360 degrees

  • 2. 
    The proper needle length for an SC injection in a child or adult is 5/8–3/4 inch.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    IM injections should be inserted at an ________ angle to the skin.
    • A. 

      15 degrees

    • B. 

      45 degrees

    • C. 

      90 degrees

    • D. 

      180 degrees

    • E. 

      360 degrees

  • 4. 
    Recap or clip needles prior to disposal.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Correctly identify the patient.

    • B. 

      Inform the patient what medication is to be given, why and possible side effects.

    • C. 

      Assist the patient into a safe, correct position and remove clothes for proper view of injection site.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 6. 
    Which route is used to inject insulin?
    • A. 

      Intradermal

    • B. 

      Subcutaneous

    • C. 

      Intramuscular

  • 7. 
    The recommended site for an intramuscular injection in children under the age of two is:
    • A. 

      The upper quadrant of the gluteal area (gluteus medius).

    • B. 

      The lateral area of anterior thigh (Vastus lateralis).

    • C. 

      The upper arm.

    • D. 

      The ventrogluteal area.

  • 8. 
    What is the appropriate size needle for administration of a subcutaneous injection to an average adult?
    • A. 

      26g 3/8 inch

    • B. 

      22g 1 inch

    • C. 

      18g 2 inch

    • D. 

      25g 5/8 inch

  • 9. 
    Tuberculin Skin Test is performed to determine the presence of TB infection.  The procedure involves a Mantoux test. This is a/an ___________________ injection of tuberculin into the forearm which is read 48-72 hours later.
    • A. 

      Intradermal

    • B. 

      Subcutaneous

    • C. 

      Intramuscular

  • 10. 
    Slide 28 Always make sure there are air bubbles and particulate matters available when administering IV injections or infusions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False