Intramuscular Injections ~ Tip

Practical Tip

Practicing with the right needle size for intramuscular injections is an important part of preparing for the Nurses Clinical Preparation Exam that you will be taking as part of your degree from Excelsior College Nursing School.

The proper IM Needle size is a  1.5 inch. A recent update to the Excelsior College Study Guide states that pressure needs to be applied at the injections site after removing the needle. You also have to use a safety shield on the needles before placing used needles in the sharps container.