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NurseLoveJoy88 has 6 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC.

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Today I applied for a job and had to take a pre-hire exam at a LTC facility. It consisted of matching, MC, writing a nurses note and dosage problems. Thankfully I passed and have an interview scheduled for next week.

Monday I have to take another pre-hire exam at a hospital and I have been studying really hard for it. I do have one question that stumped me today and I don't want to get it wrong just in case I see it again. Here it goes:

What is the max. cc's that can be given IM and sub q . On my exam today I put 0.5-1cc for IM and 2cc for sub q. I'm not sure if I'm correct and wanted to double check with you all. I did a google search and checked the CDC but didn't not find clear answers. Thanks in advance for your help. :)

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Creamsoda is a ASN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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i always though more could go i and less for sc. Not sure of exact amounts. Id have to dig out a nursing book.

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merlee has 36 years experience.

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You've flipped the answer - just think about it. Subq is a smaller space - no more than a cc. IM is a larger space. Most of the time, 3cc's IM is the acceptable amt. I have seen 5 cc's IM as a max.

Where are your nursing books?

Best wishes!

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NurseLoveJoy88 has 6 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC.

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You've flipped the answer - just think about it. Subq is a smaller space - no more than a cc. IM is a larger space. Most of the time, 3cc's IM is the acceptable amt. I have seen 5 cc's IM as a max.

Where are your nursing books?

Best wishes!

My medical surgical nursing books are buried, I'm currently taking psych.... I need to definitely get them out before my exam on Monday. :rolleyes:

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AngelofLTC has 1 years experience and specializes in geriatric.

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You switched the answer for sure. I would have answered 1ml (cc's not used where I studied) for subcutaneous and 3ml max for Im injection. These probably vary a bit depending on policy.

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joanna73 is a BSN, RN and specializes in geriatrics.

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I would give a max of 3mL for an IM. I recall reading this in a text before. The muscle tissue would be able to tolerate a larger amount of solution vs the smaller subcu tissue.

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Babs0512 has 20 years experience and specializes in Med surg, Critical Care, LTC.

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I was taught in a deltoid muscle, 1 to 2cc depending on the size of the muscle, (old lady 1cc, body builder 2cc), in the glute, no more than 3 cc. For a infant or toddler, 1cc in the thigh. Sub q, no more than 1cc.

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NurseLoveJoy88 has 6 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC.

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You switched the answer for sure. I would have answered 1ml (cc's not used where I studied) for subcutaneous and 3ml max for Im injection. These probably vary a bit depending on policy.

Their exam was in cc's... Thanks everyone for the info.

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whereslilly has 30 years experience and specializes in Long term care, Rehab/Addiction/Recovery.

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1ml =1cc :nurse:

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OCNRN63 is a RN and specializes in Oncology; medical specialty website.

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Didn't they teach this in your LPN program? Not in the RN program you're in now? That's scary.

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maelstrom143 has 10 years experience and specializes in PCU.

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I was taught in a deltoid muscle, 1 to 2cc depending on the size of the muscle, (old lady 1cc, body builder 2cc), in the glute, no more than 3 cc. For a infant or toddler, 1cc in the thigh. Sub q, no more than 1cc.

Yup...

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