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intradermal
just beneath the epidermis into the dermal layer of the skin
sites for INTRADERMAL
beneath scapula
inner lower arms
upper chest
intradermal- amount of medication
no more than 0.5 mL
INTRADERMAL NEEDLE SIZE
25 gauge to 27 gauge
1/4-5/8 inch
1ml syringe
INTRADERMAL TECHNIQUE
bevel up
5-15 degree angle
skin taut
do not massage
should see wheal or bubble
Subcutaneous
just beneath skin in the area between the skin and the muscle.
sites for SUBCUTANEOUS
upper arms
anterior thighs
lower abdomen
lower back
upper back (under scapulas)
Subcutaneous amounts of meds
0.5-1 ml
needle size for SUBCUTANEOUS
25 or smaller
5/16-5/8
2 ml syringe generally used
technique for subcutaneous
avoid areas w/n 2 inches of umbilicus
thinner person-pinch skin and eject at 45-60 degree angle
oerweight person- 90 degree angle to reach beneath adipose tissue
ventrogluteal
client on side knee bent toward chest
heal of hand on greater trochanter, fingers pointing toward head.
ventrogluteal amount of med
up to 4 ml in heavy person
ventrogluteal gauge and needle size
19-23 gauge 1-2 inches depending on size of muscle and thickness of medicine.
deltoid
less than 1 ml 25 gauge 5/8 inch needle
administering insulin to adults
standard is 30 gauge 5/16 in
IM injection
usually 2-5 ml syringe
21 or 22 gauge
1 1/2 in