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NUR103 needle sizes for injections

TB & other skin tests
Examples of what a 1ml syringe \ 25-29 gauge \ 1/4-5/8" is used for:
TB syringe
5-15 degree angle with bevel up, no aspiration or message - what kind of syringe do you go in at this angle?
0.1 ml
Usual dose for a 1ml syringe \ 25-29 gauge \ 1/4-5/8" is:
Insulin & Heparin
Examples of what a 1-3 ml syringe \ 25-32 gauge \ 1/2-5/8" length needle is used for: _____
1ml syringe \ 25-29 gauge \ 1/4-5/8" length needle
Intradermal syringe/needle
1-3 ml syringe \ 25-32 gauge \ 1/2-5/8" length needle
Subcutaneous syringe/needle
0.5 - 3 ml syringe \ 20-25 gauge \ 5/8-3" length needle (depends on site, med, pt. size)
Intramuscular syringe/needle range
0.5ml-1 ml \ 23-25 gauge \ 5/8-1" length needle
Deltoid syringe/needle
1-3ml \ 20-23 gauge \ 1.5-3" length needle
Dorsogluteal syringe/needle
1-5ml \ 20-23 gauge \ 1.5-2.5" length needle
Ventrogluteal syringe/needle
1-3ml \ 21-25 gauge \ 5/8-1.5" length needle
Vastus Lateralis syringe/needle
5 ml (large amounts require large muscle)
Max volume injected into a muscle
Max volume that can be injected into Deltoid
Demerol, Flu shots, B12
Examples of IM meds:
intramuscular injections
Use the 'air bubble' technique for _____.
subcutaneous injections
Abdomen, upper-outer arms, upper-outer thighs, & upper back are sites for _____.
intradermal injections
Insert the needle bevel up for _____.
intradermal injections or when administering insulin or heparin
The only time we don't aspirate is _____.
3ml syringe \ at least 1.5" needle, 3" required for obese pts.
Z Track syringe/needle
Z-Track injections
Insert needle at 90 degree angle after skin is pulled to side for _____.
Imferon, Vistaril
examples of meds used in Z-Track injections
Z-Track injections
Dorsogluteal or Ventrogluteal are appropriate, large muscle, injection sites for _____.
A volume of up to _____ can be administered with Z-Track injections
release the skin simultaneously with needle withdrawal
After you've injected all of the med into the ventrogluteal muscle using the Z-Track technique, be sure to ___.