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Injections

QuestionAnswer
What gauge will be used for intradermal injections 26-27 gauge
What needle length is used for an intradermal injection? 3/8-5/8
Which angle is used for an intradermal injection? 10-15 degrees
What sites will be used for intradermal injections? -non-hairy skin surfaces of the upper back -over the scapulae -high upper chest -inner forearm
What technique should be applied for intradermal injections? -hold skin taut - bevel up. -No aspiration -will form a wheal or bleb -draw circle around injection site
What gauge is used for a subcutaneous injection? 23-25 gauge
What needle length is used for an subcutaneous injection? 1/2-5/8
Which angle is used for an subcutaneous injection? 45 if average, 90 if obese
What syringe size will be used for intradermal injections? 1ml or tuberculin
What syringe size will be used for subcutaneous injections? 1ml or 3ml
What sites will be used for subcutaneous injections? -outer aspect of the upper arms, -area above the triceps muscles -middle two-thirds of the anterior thigh area - sub-scapular areas of the upper back -upper dorsogluteal & ventrogluteal areas -abdominal areas
What technique should be applied for subcutaneous injections? -pinch the skin -needle length should be about 1/2 of the depth of the pinched skin. aspirate to check for blood if the med cannot be given IV. Apply bandaid
What gauge will be used for intramuscular injections? 20-23 gauge
What needle length is used for an intramuscular injection? 1-1.5
Which angle is used for an intramuscular injection? 90 degrees
What syringe size will be used for intramuscular injections? up to 3 ml
What sites will be used for intramuscular injections? -ventrogluteal -deltoid -vastus lateralis -dorsogluteal
What technique should be applied for subcutaneous injections? -Aspirate and check for blood -inject slowly -massage after injection to promote absorption -apply a bandaid
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