Vitamin B12 SQ or IM

  1. Hi everyone!

    Today I accidently gave Vit B12 IM when in was ordered SQ? I know that it can be given either route (and this is what the vial said: SQ or IM), should I be concerned? Thanks
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  3. by   joanna73
    You should speak with your head nurse and ordering physician, because if it was ordered sc and you gave it IM that's a med error (wrong route). However, we give Vit B12 frequently IM, never sc. Still, you need to clarify.
  4. by   smiler2010
    Thanks Jonanna!
  5. by   GitanoRN
    at the facility where i work we administer b-12 either way im or sq. however, if it's ordered for a specific route with we follow the order, take your time and make it a habit to double check your orders. therefore, i must side with joanna73, this is considered "med.error", don't despair the worse that could happen is a pet-talk from your nm after you inform the mishap. lastly, learn from the experience and move on...wishing you the best always ...aloha~
  6. by   tnbutterfly
    Moved to Nursing and Patient Medications for more response.