Subcutaneous injection - do the injection subcutaneously

Do you know what I'm going to tell you, friends? It seems to me that in recent years more and more people are interested in medicine. Almost all my acquaintances are carried away by traditional and folk methods of treatment. I said to my friend: "Everyone who communicates with you, begin to be interested in business, and communicating with me, even you are interested in medicine." He replied that only I can so passionately talk about how, for example, to do subcutaneous injections.

But you will agree that in medicine there really issomething wonderful. If it were not for a regular subcutaneous injection of insulin, how many close people we would lose. My grandmother was ill with diabetes and, thank God, lived a full and long life thanks to this very injection.

It is possible that the ability to perform intramuscularinjections are more important than knowing how subcutaneous injection is performed, but after all, anything in life happens. At least, any physician should have the skills to perform any kind of this procedure.

And injections come in several forms. In particular:

  • intradermal injection sounds, it seems, but differs from subcutaneous injection.
  • The most common injections are intramuscular. This is an injection in the buttock.
  • Intravenous injection - injection in the vein.
  • Intraarterial.

There are even rectal injections. Yes, yes, they are done with the enema. There are intraosseous injections.

We are mainly interested in subcutaneousinjection and techniques for its implementation. Above was an example with insulin. It just injected subcutaneously. Diabetics at the same time do their best themselves, although I made my insulin injection several times before my grandmother. In our family, everyone can do injections even intravenously. Parents are doctors, I am a paramedic, and the rest on me learned when I was sick.

By the way, the operation is preceded by subcutaneousinjection of a special drug. With her help, the patient is prepared for surgery. Thus, the patient's anxiety decreases and an anesthetic effect increases. Such preparation is called subjectification.

Subcutaneous injection has a more rapidaction of the drug than its administration through the mouth. Such injections are produced in the subcutaneous fat fold. In this place, excellent blood supply. It is not difficult to guess that the medication administered under the skin (subcutaneous injection) penetrates into the blood more quickly.

Technique for subcutaneous injection

It's time to describe the consistent implementation of subcutaneous injections.

The most suitable places for making injections under the skin are:

  • outer shoulder surface,
  • outer surface of thigh (front),
  • abdominal wall.

In the above sections, it is easiest to take the skin into a crease, and the risk of damage to the nerves and blood vessels is minimal.

In preparation for subcutaneous injection, the following actions are performed

  • Hands carefully washed and put on gloves. At home, you can do without them.
  • The injection site is treated with alcohol with a cotton swab.
  • Another wiped cotton wool ball is put under the little finger of the free hand.
  • A syringe with a prescription medication is taken into the hand.

Classically, such an injection is performed in the region of the outer surface of the shoulder.

  • A free hand is necessary to collect the skin in a crease.
  • The needle is inserted into the crease under the skin at an angle of 45 degrees to a depth greater than half the length of the needle.
  • Slowly, slowly, by pressing the piston with your thumb, the medication is injected under the skin.
  • Moistened in alcohol with a cotton ball, which is already under the index finger, the needle insertion point is pressed and simultaneously the syringe with the needle is sharply pulled out from under the skin.
  • The same place wipes the place of the injection.

That's all the wisdom. Now you also know how to do subcutaneous injections. It's simple, is not it?


If a small amount of air is seen in the syringe, this bubble is left in the syringe along with the remainder of the drug.

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