Nursing students and new nurses.....about injection sites - page 8

I heard something today that just flabbergasted me......when I was in school back in the days of the horse and buggy, we had to name all IM injection sites and be able to demonstrate how to... Read More

  1. by   shauntaebrit
    I am being taught pharm and sites as well what college she comes from and where does she works?
  2. by   CarrieH
    Quote from pagandeva2000
    I also want to share that I went to an LPN school that did a poor teaching job with pharmacology, as well as nutrition. In fact, by the time I graduated, I was so poor in pharm that I had to take a one day seminar in order to prepare for NCLEX, only to still see drugs I had never heard of. I passed NCLEX-PN, thank goodness, but to date, I am embarassed about how little I knew and still know. I keep a drug book in tow at all times, and I know nothing about the common dosages. It is a shame and sin. Most days, now, nursing school teaches you to pass NCLEX, but does not give you the clinical skills that are necessary to be successful as a nurse. And, because older nurses received a better education, they are very impatient with us, thinking that we had been afforded the same level and intensity of education.
    Just remember that there are new drugs coming out every day. It's impossible to learn everything about all of them. I'm forever walking into our sample closet saying to myself "Where did THAT come from?" That's what the PDR is for.

    You'll find that most doctors have their own "set" of drugs that they like to use. Eventually you memorize the ones that are used the most often in your area, then learning the new ones isn't so overwhelming.
  3. by   As17141
    What are the sites you can give an antibiotic injection?.plz help..
  4. by   wooh
    Sites? Hospital, home, physician's office, urgent care center. Really, if you have the supplies, you could give antibiotics in a field of wildflowers.
  5. by   As17141
    lol.. no what im saying is.. where like i had a question on my nclex and it had the detoid buttocks.. thigh.. whats the best site? to give an antibiotic injection?.
  6. by   turnforthenurse
    I was taught all of the injection sites, too, and we had to test out of them...either pass/fail. I have always given IM injections in the deltoid...I have used the dorsogluteal site for IM antibiotics (better given in a larger muscle and some of them, such as Bicillin, are REALLY thick!)
  7. by   As17141
    Thank you so much! .. CAN U TELL ME THE SITES OF THE INJECTIONS THAT U LEARNED I HAD A PROBLEM WITH IT ON NCLEX...
  8. by   wooh

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