Medication Administration. Automated Medication Administration Equipment. Pyxis SureMed MedServe. Essential Components of a Medication Order. Client’s Name Medical Record Number, Room/Bed # Date & time of order Name of Medication Dosage of Medication Route Frequency of administration
* Client’s also have the right to refuse (say no) to medication
- Injected into dermal skin layers (Allergy tests, PPDs, etc.)
- Injected into subcutaneous tissues (Heparin, Insulin)
- Injected into deep muscles
(narcotic analgesics, iron)
25-27 gauge needle, 3/8-5/8 inch length
when giving an IM injection, the aspirate comes back with blood.
If an IM injection requires the administration of > 3cc of medication, divide the medication up into two equal doses and administer in different sites.
Always double-check Insulin & Heparin amounts/doses with another licensed person