Reading Syringes

  • Format

    Self-paced Online Course
  • Experience

    All levels
  • Duration

    About 30 minutes
  • Earn

    Certificate of completion
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Are you searching for
answers to these questions?

How can I tell how much medication is in a syringe?
What are the values of the small lines on syringes?
Is there an easy process for reading syringes regardless of their size?

If so, this course is for you.

Don't Worry. This course is not about learning the ENTIRE subject of medication administration. Instead, this course targets one specific skill that many beginning students find challenging—reading syringes to determine the correct amount of medication in syringes.

What You’ll Learn

Discover the new skills you’ll unlock after completing this course.


Syringe Parts

You will examine various parts of the syringe and discover how they work.


Three-step Process

You will learn a simple three-step process for identifying the increments of the marks on various types of syringes.

Reading Syringes

You will determine the amount of medication present in various syringes, such as U-100, 1 mL, 3 mL, and 5 mL.

Course Activities

Start sharpening your skills today!

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I am a visual/kinesthetic learner, and this helped ALOT in learning how to read, and calculate these syringes.


I'm in training as a dialysis technician and I noticed that drawing heparin was one of my weaknesses. Now I can go in tomorrow at my clinic and kick some major heparin butt!


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