IM injections - page 2
Hi, We are having a discussion at work about the maximum amount of cc that can be given in each muscle. I was always taught the following: Adults Gluteus- 5cc Thigh- 3cc Deltoid-up to 2cc... Read More
Mar 5, '04Occupation: RN Specialty: ER ; Joined: Apr '03; Posts: 717; Likes: 21I just graduated in June, was taught Im is 3cc max on an adult. Of course the only thing I give in deltoid is tetnus, but yeah 3cc is what i was taught.
your best bet would be to check with your facility policy and see what they have written
Mar 7, '04Occupation: rn - er Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 323; Likes: 147had to give 2.4 mil units bicillin tonoc on a pharyngitis pt. one in each hip. He said the left one hurt more than the right. I told him I must've done a half-a**ed job. He laughed.
Mar 7, '04Occupation: ER RN Specialty: ER,ICU,L&D,OR,ETC ; Joined: May '01; Posts: 5,588; Likes: 566I really miss the old days when we gave bicillin 4.8 million units. I loved the look of terror in theor eyes when they saw those needles.
Apr 29, '04Joined: Apr '04; Posts: 6; Likes: 1Per Ehren Myers RNotes, Up to 3 mL; small muscles (deltoid) no more than 1 mL.