Syringes and needles

Insulin syringe is can be used for

Insulin only

Insulin syringe is calibrated to what unit of measurement

Units of insulin

3mL syringes are typically used for IM injections why?

Because three ML is the maximum amount that should be injected into an adult muscle

What is the beginning of the barrel of a syringe called?

Zero calibration

What point on the plunger of a syringe do you use to measure?

Leading ring

A syringe that is less than one ML would be rounded to?

Hundredths

1 to 12 ML syringe is would be rounded to what?

Tenths

Syringe is greater than 10 ML would be rounded to what?

The whole number

What is enteral medication?

Medication that is given through the G.I. tract including through a tube that goes into the stomach or the intestines

Eccentric Tip would be found on what kind of syringe?

Oral

What is l parenteral medication ?

Means outside the digestive tract. Usually referring to intravenous injections , but also includes intradermal, subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections

At what angle is an intradermal injection given?

10-15 degrees

At what angle is a subcutaneous injection given?

45-90 degrees

At what angle is an intramuscular injection given?

90 degrees

What is tuberculin Syringe is used for?

Typically use for TB testing, also use for allergy testing, heparin, hormones, vaccines, and small volumes of medication for children or critical care patients

What is the maximum amount that can be injected into an adult vastus lateralis? (IM injection)

3ml

What is the maximum amount that can be injected into the gluteal muscle of an adult? (IM injection)

3ml

What is the maximum amount that can be injected into an adult deltoid?(IM injection)

1ml