If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00. 

Course Description

This course is designed to review the basics subcutaneous, intradermal and intramuscular injections.


Toni Malpass RN, BSN

Target Audience

Licensed Nurses and other healthcare providers who administer injections

Learning Outcomes

After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the parts of equipment used in parenteral medication administration.
  • Identify how to accurately read calibrations on a syringe.
  • Identify sites and techniques for subcutaneous, intramuscular, and intradermal injections.
  • List the steps and precautions for administering parenteral medications.
  • Identify and discuss the correct techniques to administer insulin and anticoagulants.

Length of Course

30 minutes

Credit Statements

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is an accredited provider of Nursing Professional Development by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 0.5 contact hours

AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.05 CEUs (0.5 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

Speakers have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in education activities. Please see individual activities for any conflicts of interest.

Provisions of these educational activities by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC, SCNA or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with activities.