How To Give Vitamin B Injections (Video)

A Step-By-Step Process Guide On How To Give Vitamin B Shots

For personal application, or for caregivers, this video will show you how to safely administer the injection



Cindy Anderson, RN, MSCN guides us through the process of how to administer a Vitamin B shot either for yourself or as a caregiver who might be administering to another person.


Supplies You’ll Need

  1. Alcohol swab, or cotton ball and bottle of alcohol
  2. Syringe (We prefer 25 gauge, 1′ needle – the same as a flu shot)
  3. Physician-prescribed Vitamin B12
  4. You can practice on an orange or lemon, if necessary


Vitamin B Injection Guide BSA ADC Supplies You'll Need


How To Administer A Vitamin B12 Shot

Vitamin B12 Syringe

Typically dosage is 1cc, or 1ml but your physician may prescribe something different

NOTE: Vitamin B12 bottles typically don’t say “Vitamin B12” on the label. They say “Cyanocobalamin”

  1. Prep the skin: Take the alcohol and clean the surface of the skin and let dry to avoid burning sensations
  2. Remove the cap from the needle
  3. Pull the plunger down to 1cc, or 1ml
  4. Remove the plastic cap from the Vitamin B bottle
  5. Clean the top of the bottle stopper with alcohol swab
  6. On a stable surface, inject the needle through the rubber top of the bottle. You don’t have to be exact. Do what is comfortable for you.
  7. Hold the bottle, and using your dominant hand, push the plunger down (pushing the air into the bottle)
  8. Turn the bottle upside down, hodling your syrninge, pull the needle plunger back
  9. Pull past the 1, draw more than you need. This allows you to be able to push the air bubble out of the needle.
  10. If you have air bubbles, tap it with your finger, or on the side of the table to bring the bubbles to the top.
  11. Pull the syringe fully out
  12. You’re now ready to give the injection
  13. Make a “C” shape with your thumb and index finger of the hand you will not be using to hold the needle
  14. Put the “C” shape around the area of the injection
  15. Pull it taught
  16. Hold the needle however is comfortable for you
  17. Go straight in at a 90‚ÄĘ angle
  18. Inject the needle all the way down
  19. Take the C, bracing your pinkie, grab the needle with your thumb and index finger for stability
  20. Keep stable, and using your free hand, push the medicine into the skin
  21. Inject at a gentle pace
  22. Pull straight back out
  23. Take the alcohol swab and rub the area once again
  24. Dispose of the needle in a safe place, like a milk carton, or coffee can. Anything with a lid and is secure

How to give Vitamin B12 Shot

How to give Vitamin B12 Shot

How to give Vitamin B12 Shot

How to give Vitamin B12 Shot

How to give Vitamin B12 Shot

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What to Watch: A Guide to Abnormal Findings on a Chest Scan

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by Dr. Javier Dieguez, MD

Women get mammograms to prevent colon cancer. Men and women get colonoscopies to prevent colon cancer. Why, then, is it that lung and chest scans aren’t common practice?

Early detection of cancer in a patient between the ages of 55 and 74 increases chances of curing malignant findings, especially if the patient has a history of smoking.

Getting a film is the key to broadening treatment options. Early detection opens up more opportunities to control cancer, but pulmonologists aren’t the only doctors administering these tests. Primary Care Physicians are now suggesting them as preventative screenings too.


  • Check-in regularly with your doctor
  • Don’t let symptoms go unchecked
  • Be¬†tested with image¬†scanning¬†and look over them closely with your doctor

Once you have results and a nodule is found, we will either become your team or recommend that you find a pulmonologist to work with you.

What to do with a finding

A nodule is a finding that is under 3cm. A lung mass is a finding that is over 3cm. A nodule is easier to treat and has a better prognosis than a lung mass. Finding problem areas as nodules allows your team to keep an eye on it and find out if it is benign or malignant.

Many people’s results will reveal nodules. The only way to know if a nodule is a cause for concern is to watch it for growth over time. If a nodule is normal for 2 years, it is considered benign. If the nodule shows sign of growth, additional diagnostic procedures will be required.

The Fleischner Pulmonary Nodule Guidelines are usually for follow-up and management of pulmonary nodules. They help you to follow nodules with specified information that is dependent on medical and exposure history.

When considering new findings, it is always important to compare the most recent film to a prior film to see what is new and what was preexisting. A benign nodule that was caused by outside exposure is known as a granuloma. Granulomas appear very calcified on CT results. This means they appear much more white than other types of findings. Granulomas are formed by the body encasing outside particles that have been inhaled.

Circular nodules have the best chance of being benign. Spiculated nodules will be watched closely, no matter of size.

Some cancers are hereditary. But family history of cancer doesn’t automatically mean that irregular findings will be cancerous.

In early stage cancer, surgery can be a solution in place of chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment. This is one reason why finding abnormalities early is crucial to fighting cancer.

Learn more from ADC. Contact us with any questions.

Hear more from Dr. Javier Dieguez, MD:

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News Feature: “Glycemic Index” w/ Dr. Joanna Wilson, HerCare

Dr. Joanna Wilson, D.O. is a doctor for HerCare at Amarillo Diagnostic Clinic. HerCare is primary care for women with an emphasis on the biological differences of men and women in health and medical care. It’s clinical emphasis is mainly on contraception, menopause, osteoporosis, sexual health, pelvic floor issues and nonsurgical gynecologic issues. Learn more at

On Glycemic Index

Video Lecture: “Gut Instinct” Feat. Dr. Joanna Wilson, HerCare

Our stomachs and the importance of the bacteria that lives there

Joanna Wilson, D. O. Internal Medicine specializing in Women's Health

Joanna Wilson, D. O.
Internal Medicine specializing in Women’s Health

As humans, we are 99% bacterial. Learn more about the following:

– Colonization of bacteria at birth

– The connection between digestion and bacterial health

– The latest breakthroughs in bacteria science

– And much more…

Video: Women are 4x More Likely To Develop Osteoporosis

Did you know that women are four times more likely to develop Osteoporosis than men? If you have noticed a loss in height, or have a history of Osteoporosis, schedule an appointment with a Rheumatologist at Amarillo Diagnostic Clinic, the simple solution to your healthcare needs.

Click on the images to learn more about ADC’s Rheumatology Specialists

Dr. Ming Chen, Amarillo Diagnostic Clinic, P.A. Specialist, Rheumatology

Ming Chen, M.D., Ph.D

What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is a sub-specialty in internal medicine, devoted to diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic diseases.

Learn more about this one of a kind specialty at Amarillo Diagnostic Clinic.

Video: How To Effectively Treat Headaches

From The Headache Center at ADC

Featuring Tiffany Ferrell RN, MSN, FNPC

Video Recap: How To Give A Vitamin B Shot

From ADC

by Cindy Anderson, RN, MSCN

National Bullying Prevention Month

Multimedia PSA campaign developed by Ad Council and DDB New York in partnership with AOL, Facebook, Johnson & Johnson, Free To Be Foundation, Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention, filmmaker Lee Hirsch (BULLY) and The BULLY Project, and U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services
Campaign partners also include Carat, Communispace, MLBNetwork, National PTA, Univision and Turner Broadcasting’s CNNand Cartoon Network

Bullying Prevention Campaign

NEW¬†YORK, NY, October 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ ‚ÄĒ¬†More than 80% of high school students in the U.S. report that they witness bullying at least once a week, according to a national survey released today by¬† A national multimedia public service advertising (PSA) campaign is launching today to educate and empower parents to talk to their children about ways they can be more than a bystander. The PSAs are being distributed nationwide to coincide with National Bullying Prevention Month.

The campaign was developed by the Ad Council in partnership with AOL, Facebook, Johnson & Johnson, the Free to Be Foundation, the Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention, and the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services. The PSAs were developed and created pro bono by New York advertising agency DDB New York and filmmaker Lee Hirsch (BULLY) and The BULLY Project.


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