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This is a powerpoint presentation I gave to junior nursing students reviewing injections and injection technique in preparation for medical-surgical clinical.

This is a powerpoint presentation I gave to junior nursing students reviewing injections and injection technique in preparation for medical-surgical clinical.

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  • 1. Injections Subcutaneous Intramuscular Medications
  • 2. Subcutaneous Injections
    • Medications absorbed in the fat
    • Administered in areas of fat in the body
    • Size gauge: Subcutaneous range = 25-27
    • Needle length: 3/8-5/8 inch
    • No airlock for subcutaneous! Only exception is Lovenox and Arixtra.
    • How to admin? Pinch up the skin and inject at a 45 degree angle
  • 3. Subcutaneous Injections
    • Heparin, Lovenox, Insulin, Arixtra- 90 degree angle
    • Aspirate and massage for subcutaneous injections except Heparin, Lovenox, Insulin, Arixtra.
    • Two handed versus
    • One handed technique
  • 4. Intramuscular Injections
    • Medications absorbed in the muscle
    • Administered in…
    • Deltoid
    • Vastus lateralis (front of thighs)
    • Ventrogluteal
    • Dorsogluteal
    • Size gauge: IM range = 18-22
    • Needle length: 1-11/2 inch
    • Maximum dose: 3 mL
  • 5. Intramuscular Injections
    • IM requires a 0.2-0.3 mL airlock
    • How to admin? Hold skin taut and inject at
    • a 90 degree angle
    • Aspirate and massage
    • all IM injections
  • 6. Injection angles
  • 7. Intramuscular Injections
    • Z-track method:
    • -Requires the one-handed method
    • -Use your non-dominant hand to gently pull skin to one side.
    • -Release skin only after needle is withdrawn
  • 8. Z-track method
  • 9. Basic Injection Techniques
    • Tell pt. what to expect
    • Do not drill
    • Anchor heel of your hand on pt’s hip, leg, arm so
    • you can move with pt
    • Do not recap used needle
    • Ampule
      • -Use an alcohol pad to
      • open.
      • -Use a filter needle
      • -No air into ampule.