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90 degree angle with aspiration; deep into the muscle

Intramuscular (IM)

2

15 degree angle without aspiration; just below the epidermis -purified protein derivative/tuberculosis (PPD/TB) -amount of tuberculin for a TB test is 0.1 mL -needle size should be 25-28 ga

Intradermal (ID)

3

45 degree angle with aspiration; under the skin -insulin injections

Subcutaneous (Sub Q)

4

-deltoid: lateral shoulder -vastus lateralis (upper lateral thigh): should be used to perform an intramuscular injection on an infant

Injection Sites

5

-always call the provider before giving an injection if the dosage is not listed on the patient's chart or requisition

Injection Cautions

6

25 degree angle into bloodstream

Intravenous (IV)