Help! Learning... Vit B injections.

  1. Hi all. I have a question. I am learning. It says in my Mosby's Nursing Drug Reference Guide to give a Vit. B12 shot Subcut/IM. I AM CONFUSED. Subcut is one way and IM is another, right?? So what does Subcut/IM mean??

    Thank you! Epona
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  3. by   cookie102
    it means it can be given either way, either SC or IM
  4. by   Epona
    YEAH COOKIE! I got it!! Yahoo!

    One other thing I saw that I tried to locate and could not.. when it talks about effecting body systems... I know what GI means and CV, etc. What about INTEG and META?? Not familiar with that.

    THANK YOU COOKIE! That helped me a lot!!
  5. by   RN007
    Is there a key in the drug book that gives what those mean? I'm thinking integumentary and metabolic.
  6. by   Epona
    Good question RN007. Before I posted my question, I looked and did not see any. I tried to pull those words up on-line under medical terminology to no avail. I'll keep looking. You are probably right though. :studyowl:

    THANK YOU!! Epona
  7. by   cookie102
    i agree---integumentary and metabolic is the only one i can come up with for META
  8. by   Epona
    You are both correct! I learned from you both and I THANK YOU!

    Now off to finish my assignment!!!! :typing