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Vitamin B12 SQ or IM

  1. 0 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
  2. 4 Comments so far...

  3. Visit  joanna73 profile page
    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.
    turnforthenurseRN likes this.
  4. Visit  smiler2010 profile page
    Thanks Jonanna!
  5. Visit  GitanoRN profile page
    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. Visit  tnbutterfly profile page
    Moved to Nursing and Patient Medications for more response.