The LSUHSC New Orleans
Emergency Medicine Interest Group

Presents

The Student Procedure Manual


Subcutaneous Injection

by Greg Jeansonne

Indications
Prerequisites
Procedure
Complications
Follow-up

Indications

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Draw-up medication into syringe (max. volume = 1ml).
  2. Eject air & excess medication.
  3. Change to sharp injection needle.
  4. Select site:
  5. Clean injection site with antiseptic wipe.
  6. Pinch skin around injection site between 1st & 2nd digits.
  7. Insert needle @ 45-90' (450 is typical).
  8. Release skin pinch.
  9. Inject medication slowly.
  10. Withdraw needle quickly.
  11. Massage area with antiseptic wipe.

Complications

Follow-up

 


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