Administer Subcutaneous Injections

  • australian_midwifes
  • asmi
  • Medvarsity
  • Elsevier

Subcutaneous injections (sometimes called subq injections) are administered in the fatty tissue below the skin and are used for some vaccines, for substances like insulin that need to be absorbed more slowly, and for some medications that cannot be given by mouth. This module explains how to prepare for and administer subcutaneous injections into the various sites (arm, thigh or abdomen) using medication from vials and ampules. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers three scenarios that test your ability to administer subcutaneous (subq) injections into different sites. Practice the steps of the procedure as often as you want until you are confident. This module is based on the entry-level competencies for which the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) test the Medical Assistant.

You’ll learn

  • relevant medical terminology
  • appropriate needle and syringe sizes for subcutaneous 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 a subcutaneous injection
  • correct documentation and post-procedure requirements

Materials Included:

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  • video_iconVideo
  • anatomy_iconAnatomy
  • simulation_iconSimulation
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