injection question

  1. What is the maximum volume of IM injection that can be given...I have looked all over the net, and really haven't found a concrete answer. I'm talking about kids ages 4-5 yrs old. thanks..
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  3. by   cassilee30
    according to my nursing school (we just had a test on this about three weeks ago), for deltoid muscle: Adults: 0.5-1ml Children: 0.5 ml
    for Ventrogluteal: adults: 2.5-3ml Children: 0.5-2ml
    for dorsogluteal: Adults: 2.5-3ml Children: 1.5-2ml
    for vastus lateralis: Adults: up to 4ml Children 0.2-2ml

    hope that helps!
    Cassi
  4. by   rosky
    Quote from cassilee30
    according to my nursing school (we just had a test on this about three weeks ago), for deltoid muscle: Adults: 0.5-1ml Children: 0.5 ml
    for Ventrogluteal: adults: 2.5-3ml Children: 0.5-2ml
    for dorsogluteal: Adults: 2.5-3ml Children: 1.5-2ml
    for vastus lateralis: Adults: up to 4ml Children 0.2-2ml

    hope that helps!
    Cassi
    thank you cassi, that is very helpful.

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