by ghost_ ghost_ (New) New

Is is there any serious side effect if a patient was given 1ml instead of 0.1ml for ppd injection?

roser13, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC. Has 17 years experience.

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traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 29 years experience.

This would be a med error for the nurse. I would follow the P&P for my practice/institution as to how to report it.

0.1ml creates a noticeable wheal, or bump, under the skin when placed correctly with a transdermal injection. Ten Times that amount would make a horror show of a skin bump, was that not noticed during the injection???? and yes there can be serious side effects depending on the person who got the overdose.