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

  1. by   TinyNurse
    I 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
    xo Jenni
  2. by   Uptoherern
    had 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.
  3. by   teeituptom
    I 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.
  4. by   BlueTang
    Per Ehren Myers RNotes, Up to 3 mL; small muscles (deltoid) no more than 1 mL.