IM and ID injections

  1. What volume would you use a TB syringe for a IM injection. I know you would have to change the needle to an IM needle... I just need a baseline to go off of for test out. Going above 0.5 ml will make it easier to contaminate. Just need some suggestions.
    Let's say you use a TB syringe and change the needle to a 23g 1 1/2 in needle, you would put the needle on before you draw up the medication...right?
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  3. by   eklecticsol
    id is nrver longer than 0.1 and yes, change the needle first!!!!
  4. by   Supermom2012
    Ok- I can't believe I even asked this question!! Test outs make smart nursing students turn into dummies! LOL!
  5. by   Compassion_x
    I'm curious as to why you would use a TB syringe?

    Anyways, I agree, test outs make smart ones into dumb ones sometimes! I just had one today lol.
  6. by   student forever
    We all over-think stuff everyday, making the plain complex and the simple hard.