Injection compatibility: Learning exercises

Last updated: Monday, July 13, 2015

Injection compatibility quizzes


There is a quiz to help reinforce your learning about injection compatibility here. You can look things up if you need to. Please select 'practice' as your game mode then click Start Game. There is also a 'click and drag' quiz here.


Example clinical problems: Injection compatibility


To help you think about the process of clinical problem-solving, we’ve provided three real clinical problems. Click on the link to download the Word document to write in, or you might just want to look at the scenarios and discuss them with your tutor or a colleague. For each situation, think about:

  • What questions would you ask if presented with this scenario in your practice?
  • What sources of information would you use?

There’s no need to research a full answer unless your tutor instructs you to, but you could make notes on these scenarios and record them as a CPD exercise if you wish. Once you’ve had thinking time, you can see some suggestions we’ve made in response to each scenario here.

Additional learning


Health Education Wessex and the Southampton Medicines Advice Service have produced this e-learning on injection compatibility. It's interactive, and builds upon the material in the tutorial you have just completed, particularly the clinical implications of incompatibility. The same material is also available as an app for Apple or Android

Allow about 25 minutes to complete the e-learning.

Do an enquiry in a Medicines Information (MI) centre


Finally, if you have access to the MiCAL training package (subscription required) you may like to undertake question number 6 in its database of example MI enquiries, which involves an injection compatibility scenario.