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Why Subcutaneous?
easily performed
frequently performed
most common route for vaccines
Absorption time for SQ injections
up to 6-8 hours
Preferred site for SQ injections
dorsolateral region from neck to hips
Meds to give with SQ
vaccines, isotnic solutions
What meds NOT to give SQ?
Complications from SQ injections
abscesses or masses
poor absorption
poor vascular supply for fat patients - slow absorption
dextrose can cause sloughing
puncture the sq vessel
puncture bone or muscle
ID (intradermal) injections
performed to desensitize the skin with local anesthetic
perform allergy skin testing
25-27ga needle on a 1cc syringe, 0.1-0.3 ml fluid
IM (intramuscular) injections
massage to evenly distribute the medication
normal amount administered is <3ml
injected into lumbosacral musculature lateral to dorsal spinous processes
semimembranosus or semitendinosus in rear legs
Avoid all _____and ___w/ injections
nerves and blood vessels
Procedure for all injections
insert needle