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ERP Week 6

Subcutaneous Injections

SubQ injection sites include; 1.Anterior and posterior thigh 2.Superior arms 3.Superior posterior arm 4.Lumbar and umbilical regions
The most common length of a subQ needle os 1/2 - 3/8 inch
The most common needle gauge (bore) of a SubQ is; 23-27G
A SubQ needle is inserted at a; 45-90 degree angle
A 90 degree angle is used for SubQ when you can; Pinch at least 2 inches of skin
A 45 degree angle is used for a SubQ when you can only; Pinch 1 inch
The SubQ needle should be inserted in one quick motion all the way to the Hilt
To aspirate a needle means to; Pull back on the plunger
All injections should be documented to include; Date, military time, drug name, dosage, route, site, client reaction, Expiration date, lot number, manufacture and any client inforrmation
SubQ injections are commonly administered for; 1.Allergy desensitization 2.Insulin 3.Heparin 4.Tdap
Created by: adrouillard