Should nurses stop administering vitamin injections?
Alexandra Murrell Nurse practitioner, Hurley Medical Bank, London campus of the University of West Scotland
Treating vitamin B12 deficiency with intramuscular injections could be a waste of practice nurses’ time
Vitamin B12 deficiency is treated with injections given by district and general practice nurses based on the understanding that people are unable to absorb B12 orally. But does this stand up to scrutiny or could we offer people a more effective mode of treatment?
Primary Health Care. 30, 1, 14-15. doi: 10.7748/phc.30.1.14.s13