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This course presents the basic concepts and knowledge required for administering medication through injections. Topics include choosing and assembling the correct needles and syringes, the three methods of injections, recording, and follow- up patient care.

Please Read Carefully

This course will provide you with a basic understanding of the skills and knowledge required in order to administer injections. You can use this course to refresh your skills or to learn background information. Successful completion of this course will NOT qualify you to administer injections. You MUST be trained under the supervision of a person who is qualified to instruct you in these processes, supervise your hands-on practice, and evaluate your skills and abilities.


Lesson 1  Preparing and Administering of Medications

1.1 Basic Principles of Administration of Medications
1.2 Administering Medications
1.3 Procedures for Assembling Syringe and Drawing Medication
1.4 Exercises for Lesson 1

Lesson 2 Procedures for Administering the Three Types of Injections

2.0 General Information
2.1 Administering an Intramuscular Injection
2.2 Administering a Subcutaneous Injection
2.3 Administering an Intradermal Injection
2.4 Exercises for Lesson 2

Lesson 3 Immunizations

3.1 Immunization Procedures
3.2 Exercises for Lesson 3

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015