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
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  3. Visit  smiler2010} profile page

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    Joined Oct '10; Posts: 14.

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  4. Visit  joanna73} profile page
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    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.
  5. Visit  smiler2010} profile page
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    Thanks Jonanna!
  6. Visit  GitanoRN} profile page
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    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~
  7. Visit  tnbutterfly} profile page
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    Moved to Nursing and Patient Medications for more response.


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