Administer Intramuscular, Subcutaneous, and Intradermal Injections
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This subcourse will provide you with a basic understanding of the skills and knowledge required in order to administer injections. You can use this subcourse to refresh your skills or to learn background information. Successful completion of this subcourse will NOT qualify you to administer injections. You MUST be trained under the supervision of a person who is qualified to instruct you in these processes, supervise your hands-on practice, and evaluate your skills and abilities.

An optional videotape (VT) is available for your use. The videotape "Administering Intramuscular, Subcutaneous and Intradermal Injection," PIN 710492 (TVT 8-280) with a running time of 36:45 is not furnished. If you wish to view this tape, contact your unit training officer/NCO to request it from your supporting Training Support Center/Visual Information Center. Your unit may also request the tape from the following online internet source: 

You do not have to view the videotape in order to pass the examination. The videotape may enhance your understanding of the procedures, but it is not necessary for successful completion of the subcourse.

Subcourse Components:

This subcourse consists of three lessons.

Lesson 1, Preparation and Administration of Medications.

Lesson 2, Procedures for Administering the Three Types of Injections.

Lesson 3, Immunizations.

Study Suggestions:

Here are some suggestions that may be helpful to you in completing this subcourse:

--Read and study each lesson carefully.

--Complete the subcourse lesson by lesson. After completing each lesson, work the exercises at the end of the lesson, marking your answers in this booklet.

--After completing each set of lesson exercises, compare your answers with those on the solution sheet that follows the exercises. If you have answered an exercise incorrectly, check the reference cited after the answer on the solution sheet to determine why your response was not the correct one.

Credit Awarded:

To receive credit hours, you must be officially enrolled and complete an examination furnished by the Nonresident Instruction Section at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Upon successful completion of the examination for this subcourse, you will be awarded 5 credit hours.

You can enroll by going to the web site and enrolling under "Self Development" (School Code 555).

A listing of correspondence courses and subcourses available through the Nonresident Instruction Section is found in Chapter 4 of DA Pamphlet 350-59, Army Correspondence Course Program Catalog. The DA PAM is available at the following website: .


Students who desire credit hours for this correspondence subcourse must meet eligibility requirements and must enroll through the Nonresident Instruction Branch of the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDC&S). For further information, click here.

Examination Answer Sheets and Student Comment Forms are available by downloading the original correspondence course manual and printing the forms from it. The manual is available here.





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