Subcutaneous Injection
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Subcutaneous Injection

This Subcutaneous Injection course will teach you:

  • How to perform a subcutaneous injection in the upper arm
  • How to prepare the syringe prior to injection

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Subcutaneous Injection:

  • Maintaining needle sterility
  • Medication errors
  • Air bubbles
  • Plaster allergy

With the following tips you might perform the Subcutaneous Injection even better:

  • Glass vial cap removal
  • Adequate syringe filling
  • Sharps injury protection feature
  • Choice of injection site
  • Verifying subcutaneous injection
  • Switching injection sites
  • Delayed needle removal
  • Patient help

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Step by step

Preparation

Materials

Prepare

Prepare the following materials for a subcutaneous injection:

– the medication itself

– a draw-up needle

– a subcutaneous injection needle

– a syringe

– cotton swabs

– plaster tape

– hand disinfectant, to disinfect the healthcare professional’s hands

– skin disinfectant to disinfect the patient’s skin

– a sharps container

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