Figure 2-10. The layers of skin.
PROCEDURE FOR ADMINISTERING AN INTRADERMAL INJECTION
a. General. Follow procedures outlined in paragraph 2-3 a through h. Use only
acetone or alcohol to clean injection site and allow the area to dry before injection is
b. Select Injection Site and Prepare Patient.
(1) Selecting site. Usually palmer (inner) forearm or subscapular region of
the back is selected. The site selected should be an easily obtainable area and
relatively free from being rubbed by clothing.
Position patient. To position the patient, proceed as follows:
(a) Place arm in a relaxed position, elbow flexed.
(b) Place palm up, exposing palmer or inner arm area.
c. Prepare Injection Site. Refer to paragraph 2-3a.