Hi there. I hope you could help me. I am currently working in NICU but had been pulled-out to ER to help. The Physician ordered 1 g of Ceftriaxone per IM injection to a 6-month pregnant woman. I diluted it with 3ml 1% lidocaine and injected it all in deltoid muscle. when my patient left, i realized that I was taught that only 1 ml can be given to deltoid muscle. I should've given it in gluteal muscle. what do you think might happen to my patient? have you ever heard an incident like this that caused so much harm to patient?
Hoping an immediate reply from you. thank you.