Deltoid Intramuscular Injections and Obesity

Deltoid Intramuscular Injections and Obesity

Identification: MSNN1401
Issue: January/February 2014
Volume: Volume 23 - Number 1
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 02/29/2016
  • 1.00 - CH
  • 0.00 - Rx


Contact hours available until 2/29/2016.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The authors, editor, planning committee, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Non-Endorsement of Products:
Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN), AJJ, or the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement:

This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.


  • Describe intramuscular (IM) injections and techniques used to ensure the needle reaches the deltoid muscle.
  • Explain the effects of injecting vaccine or other medication into the subcutaneous tissue, rather than the deltoid muscle.
  • Identify methods used to determine needlelength for injections in obese individuals.

Credits Available

Expired On: Feb 29, 2016