Outer aspect of upper arm and outer aspect of upper leg. (para 2-5b(1), (2))
Clean injection site. Remove needle guard. Pinch up tissue at injection site.
Quickly insert needle at 45 angle with bevel up. Release skin. Aspirate syringe.
Inject medication. Remove needle. Massage site. Replace needle guard. Place
an adhesive bandage over injection site. Perform postinjection patient care.
Dispose of expended needle and syringe. Record injection.
(para 2-5c through l)
Needle length used is 1/2 to 7/8 inch length (23 to 25 gauge). (para 2-5b(1)(a))
When a small amount of fluid is to be injected into the dermal layer of the skin.
Used for various skin tests, tuberculosis test. (para 2-6)
Inner forearm. Subscapular region of the back. (para 2-7b (1))
Aspirating the syringe. (para 2-7g)
Using your dominant hand, hold syringe, bevel up, with fingers and thumb resting
on the sides of the barrel. Insert needle just under the skin at an angle of 15 o
until the bevel is covered. (para 2-7f)
End of Lesson 2