Video: ❶ How To Give An Injection Correctly
If suddenly there is a need for intramuscular injection, there is no need to be afraid of this. The main thing is to remember the sequence of actions and correctly dose the medicine prescribed by the doctor. Location: Location: When injecting intramuscularly, it is important not to be mistaken about the location, as accidental damage to the sciatic nerve can have serious consequences. Divide the buttock into four parts visually. If you have no experience with injections, then mark the quarters with a cotton swab dipped in a solution of iodine or brilliant green. The injection site will be the uppermost quarter.
Ask the patient to lie down. In this position, the muscles will be relaxed, and the injection will be less painful. A prick made in a standing position may result in a broken needle if the muscle is suddenly contracted.
Prepare special syringes for intramuscular injection. Their needles are long, which allows them to reach the muscles with proper full introduction. If the needle is short or only half injected, the medicine can only be injected under the skin, which can cause inflammation.
Wash your hands with soap and water before starting the procedure. Shake the ampoule and tap the tip of the nail with the tip of your nail so that all the liquid flows into the ampoule. Take a cotton swab and moisten it with alcohol. Wipe the tip of the ampoule with it and then, using a special file from the box with the medicine, make an incision at the base of the tip of the ampoule. Break off the tip.
Without removing the cap, slide the needle from the package onto the syringe. Now remove the cap from the needle and draw up the medicinal solution to the required graduation. Take the syringe upright, needle up. Click on it with your fingernail so that the vibrations caused by this allow the bubbles to rise upward. Release the air by gently displacing it with the medicine. Then put the cap back on the needle.
Wipe the injection site with a cotton swab moistened with alcohol. Squeeze or stretch the skin in this place with the fingers of your free hand to reduce pain. Briskly insert the needle almost full length. Inject the medicine slowly. Remove the needle and apply a cotton swab moistened with alcohol on the injection site.