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Subcutaneous Injection

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Subcutaneous Injection

  • Indications
  • Medications
  • Technique
  1. Administered beneath Dermis and Epidermis
  2. Locations (typical Insulin injection sites)
    1. Upper arm
    2. Abdomen (sparing the peri-umbilical area in ~2 cm radius)
    3. Buttock
    4. Thigh (Anterolateral, at least 10 cm distal from top)
  • Precautions
  1. Rotate injection sites (risk of Lipodystrophy with frequent repeat use)