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Intradermal injections are commonly used for antibody and allergy testing, where the substance needs to be injected between the layers of the skin.

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Intradermal injections are commonly used for antibody and allergy testing, where the substance needs to be injected between the layers of the skin. This module explains how to prepare for and administer intradermal injections into the various sites (anterior forearm, upper chest, upper back) using medication from vials and ampules. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers three scenarios that test your ability to administer intradermal injections into the different sites. Practice the steps of the procedure as often as you want until you are confident.

If you are not a medical student or physician, you may prefer the other version of this module, which includes all the procedural information needed by professionals in other roles: /shop/clinical/medical-assisting/injections/administer-intradermal-injections/

You’ll learn

  • appropriate needle and syringe sizes for intradermal injections
  • important safety considerations
  • to visualize the key anatomical structures and components comprising the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous layers of the skin, using our anatomy illustrations and 3D model
  • to understand the different injection sites and when to use each
  • how to prepare the substance to be injected
  • to practice and perfect your skills in administering an intradermal injection
  • much more (see Content Details for more specific information)
Introduction
Preparation
Step 1.1 - Equipment preparation
Step 1.2 - Medical professional preparation
Step 1.3 - Patient preparation
Step 2 - Choose and inspect the injection site
Step 2.1 - Select a site
Step 2.1.1 - Anterior forearm
Step 2.1.2 - Upper chest
Step 2.1.3 - Upper back
Step 2.2 - Position the patient
Step 2.3 - Inspect the intended injection site
Step 3 - Clean the site
Step 4 - Administer the intradermal injection
Step 5 - Complete the procedure
  • Describe and demonstrate the preparation necessary for administering intradermal injections.
  • Describe and demonstrate needle and blood safety. 
  • Describe and demonstrate appropriate needle and syringe selection for an intradermal injection.
  • Describe and demonstrate the preparation of the medication to be injected intradermally.
  • Describe and demonstrate suitable injection sites for intradermal injections.
  • Describe and demonstrate safe and correct administration of an intradermal injection.
  • Understand and apply Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.
  • Understand and apply drug administration safety guidelines (seven rights).
  • Understand correct post-procedure considerations.
  • Describe and demonstrate correct recording and reporting procedures.
  • Explain the Patient Privacy Rule (HIPAA), Patient Safety Act, and Patients' Bill of Rights.

The SIMTICS modules are all easy to use and web-based. This means they are available at any time as long as the learner has an internet connection. No special hardware or other equipment is required, other than a computer mouse for use in the simulations. Each of the SIMTICS modules covers one specific procedure or topic in detail. Each module contains:

  • an online simulation (available in Learn and Test modes)
  • descriptive text, which explains exactly how to perform that particular procedure including key terms and hyperlinks to references
  • 2D images and a 3D model of applied anatomy for that particular topic
  • a step by step video demonstration by an expert
  • a quiz
  • a personal logbook that keeps track of all the modules the learner has studied and how long

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