A Look at Testosterone Injections Low levels of the male hormone testosterone affect muscle mass, bone density, and more. Insert needle like a dart.
Current practice in the acute care setting is to aspirate IM injections to check for blood return in the syringe. Ensuring the sharps container is close by allows for safe disposal of the needle. For example, certain drugs that treat multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis may require self-injection. Print this page.
NEVER recap needles after giving an injection. Assess for effectiveness of the medication onset, peak, and duration. Cover injection site with sterile gauze, using gentle pressure, and apply Band-Aid as required.
Make sure that both the syringe and needle fit into the container easily and cannot break through the sides. Checklist 59: Be careful to not touch the needle to keep it clean. Upon injection, if a patient complains of radiating pain, burning, or a tingling sensation, remove the needle and discard.
Place the heel of your hand on the hip of the person receiving the injection, with the fingers pointing towards their head.
Place the heel or palm of your hand on the greater trochanter, with the thumb pointed toward the belly button. Daily news summary.
If blood is aspirated, remove the needle, discard it appropriately, and re-prepare and administer the medications Perry et al. Factors to look for include circulatory shock, surgery, or muscle atrophy. Infusion medications for multiple sclerosis may be especially helpful to people with aggressive or advanced MS.
To help relax the patient, ask the patient to lie flat with knees slightly bent, or have the patient in a sitting position. Displace skin in a Z-track manner by pulling the skin down or to one side about 2 cm 1 in.
The needle size and injection site will depend on many factors. Intramuscular IM injections deposit medications into the muscle fascia, which has a rich blood supply, allowing medications to be absorbed faster through muscle fibres than they are through the subcutaneous route Malkin, 2008; Ogston-Tuck, 2014a; Perry et al.