Injections
Subcutaneous
Intramuscular
Medications
Subcutaneous Injections
• Medications absorbed in the fat
• Administered in areas of fat in the body
• Size gauge: Subcuta...
Subcutaneous Injections
• Heparin, Lovenox, Insulin, Arixtra- 90 degree
angle
• Aspirate and massage for subcutaneous
inje...
Intramuscular Injections
• Medications absorbed in the muscle
• Administered in…
Deltoid
Vastus lateralis (front of thighs...
Intramuscular Injections
• IM requires a 0.2-0.3 mL airlock
• How to admin? Hold skin taut and inject at
a 90 degree angle...
Injection angles
Intramuscular Injections
• Z-track method:
-Requires the one-handed method
-Use your non-dominant hand to gently pull
skin...
Z-track method
Basic Injection Techniques
• Tell pt. what to expect
• Do not drill
• Anchor heel of your hand on pt’s hip, leg, arm so
yo...
Basic Injection Techniques
• Tell pt. what to expect
• Do not drill
• Anchor heel of your hand on pt’s hip, leg, arm so
yo...
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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.

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  1. 1. Injections Subcutaneous Intramuscular Medications
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 6. Injection angles
  7. 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 -Release skin only after needle is withdrawn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. 8. Z-track method
  9. 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.
  10. 10. 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.
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