University of Wisconsin–Madison

Non-Vaccine Injection Medication Administration in an Inpatient Setting

Non-vaccine injection This medication administration instructional program is intended to teach pharmacists who work in the inpatient setting how to administer medications in an emergent situation. Inpatient settings that may benefit from having pharmacists trained in medication administration include the emergency department and critical care units to expedite safe and appropriate treatment of patients through timely medication administration. This program will teach you how to administer emergent medications by the intramuscular, subcutaneous, intravenous, intraosseous, and intranasal routes pursuant to a prescriber’s order and with consent and awareness of the primary nurse in charge of a patient.  Following the lecture and video demonstrations, you will work with your hospital’s nurse educator and demonstrate proficiency with the various injection techniques. A sheet (provided in course materials) signed by the nurse indicating proficiency must be provided to DPPD in order to obtain CE credit.
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Developed & Conducted by the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin in
cooperation with the Division of Pharmacy Professional Development,
School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Registration Information


Refund Policy

Course date:Aug 1, 2017 - Aug 1, 2020
Course fee:


Course Objectives

Following this program, the learner will be able to:

  • Define the authority of Wisconsin pharmacists to provide non-vaccine injections and outline the legal requirements of pharmacists when giving a non-vaccination injection;
  • Describe safe injection practices to prevent infections;
  • List the five rights of administration;
  • Explain the anatomy of various injection sites;
  • Summarize proper technique for the following: intramuscular, subcutaneous, intravenous, intraosseous, and intranasal routes; and
  • Outline best practices in documentation of the medication administration.

Who Should Attend

This medication administration instructional program is intended for pharmacists who work in the inpatient setting.

Course Outline

I               Requirements for non-vaccine injection administration

II             Regulation/Safety

III            Preparation

IV            5 Rights of Medication Administration

V             Types of Medication Administration
                a. Intramuscular (IM)
                b. Subcutaneous (SQ)
                c. Intravenous (IV)
                                Intraosseous (IO)
                d. Intranasal (NAS)

VI            Documentation


Jenny Koehl, PharmD, BCPS
PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Resident
UW Health
Madison, WI

Kaitlin Ewert, PharmD
PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Resident
Froedtert Health
Milwaukee, WI

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy and School of Nursing that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be made in the activity handout materials.

CE Credit

ICEP LogoAccreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this a knowledge based activity for 1.5 hours or 0.15 CEUs of CPE credit. Credit can be earned by successfully completing the activity, the assessment and the evaluation. Credit will be provided to NABP CPE Monitor within 60 days after the activity completion.

UAN: JA0000358-9999-18-024-H01-P,  (1.5 hours or 0.15 CEUs)

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.15 CEUs or 1.5 hours.

Program Coordinator

Eric Buxton, PhD

Division of Pharmacy Professional Development
777 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 262-2431 FAX
(608) 265-2259