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 Course Title:   Injection Therapy

 Title Abbreviation:   INJECTION THERAPY

 Department:    AHE

 Course #:    115

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5.5

 CIP:    510801

 EPC:    381

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Procedures of oral administration of drugs. Familiarization with equipment and supplies for parenteral administration of medications. Theory and practice of reading the medication order, drawing up of medications and parenteral administration of medications, and theory of IV therapy. Cultural aspects of medication administration are discussed. Upon successful completion of AHE 115, each student must meet all requirements for practicum placement.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: AHE 108 with minimum C grade or concurrent enrollment, and HMATH 100 with minimum C grade. Must provide documentation of first two injections of Hepatitis B vaccination series prior to registering for class.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 11

Lab: 66

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Define selected vocabulary related to the administration of medication.
  2. Identify and classify various equipment and supplies used to administer injections.
  3. Dispose of the used equipment and supplies for injections following the universal precaution guidelines.
  4. Draw up and measure medication in a syringe.
  5. Prepare equipment and supplies for an injection.
  6. Prepare the patient for an injection.
  7. Select the correct site for the administration of a specified type of injection.
  8. Describe the procedure for the parenteral administration of medication using the interdermal, subcutaneous or intramuscular routes of administration.
  9. Correctly administer medication parenterally.
  10. Describe the significance of tuberculosis testing.
  11. Discuss the theory of IV therapy.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.1 Apply theories and concepts studied in the classroom to field, clinical, shop, research, or laboratory settings.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.
8.4 Communicate mathematical information effectively.

Course Contents

  1. Theory of IV therapy.
  2. Identification of supplies and/or equipment for the parenteral and oral administration of drugs.
  3. Oral administration of drugs.
  4. Parenteral administration of drugs.
  5. Safety factors.