Nursing 142 Injection type Intradermal Intramuscular Subcutaneous Injection angle 10-15degrees 90 degrees 45 or 90 degrees Needle lengths and

gauges ¼ to 5/8 inches, 25-27 gauge 3/8 to 5/8 inches, 25 gauge or smaller 1-2 inches, 19 to 25 gauge

This chart will help you learn what needle size and gauge is appropriate for different type of injections. The Intramuscular injection has the greatest variability in needle gauge because of the variability in patient size. Kozier and Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing is the only source used for this information.

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