o. Inject Medication. To inject the medication, do the following procedures:
Stabilize the syringe with the nondominant hand.
(2) Place the thumb of the dominant hand on the plunger and the index and
middle fingers under the hook of the syringe barrel.
(3) Push the plunger into the syringe barrel with a slow, continuous
downward movement as far as the plunger will go.
(4) Make sure that all the medication is injected. Any medication that is left
in the needle at the end of the injection may dribble into the subcutaneous tissue as it is
withdrawn. Tissue injury may result.
p. Withdraw Needle. To withdraw the needle:
(1) Place the alcohol pad you are holding just above the injection site with
the nondominant hand.
(2) Remove the needle straight out in same direction as the injection with a
quick, outward motion.
q. Massage Injection Site. Rub the injection site with the alcohol pad with a
firm, circular motion for about five seconds. Massaging helps to disperse the medicine
so that it can be absorbed more quickly.
r. Cover Injection Site. Place an adhesive bandage over the injection site to
protect clothes from possible bloodstains and protect the injection site from possible
s. Perform Postinjection Patient Care. Perform as follows:
(1) Observe the patient for unusual reactions. Any medication can cause
(2) Give appropriate information regarding the medication and required
waiting time to the patient in accordance with local guidelines.
Care should be provided for the bed patient as follows:
Position the patient for comfort.
(b) Ask the patient if there is anything else you can do.
(c) Tell the patient when you expect to return to check on any reaction
and to notify you if he experiences any problems.