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An evidence-based approach to subcutaneous injection technique

An evidence-based approach to subcutaneous injection technique

An evidence-based approach to subcutaneous injection technique

Sherri Ogston-Tuck
Sherri Ogston-Tuck
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

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Launch date: 19 Feb 2018

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Last updated: 24 Aug 2018

Reference: 187031

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Description

Injections are routinely administered by nurses in acute care settings and in the community. Nurses require a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology, pharmacological principles and equipment, and potential risks to the patient of injections. Nurses should also take an active approach to patient assessment before injecting medicines. This learning module provides an evidence-based review of injection administration, with particular reference to subcutaneous injections, and suggests a framework for best practice.

Objectives

Objective 1: Identify aspects of injection technique that should form part of a standard assessment before administering any medications.
On completion of this course you will gain an understanding of identify aspects of injection technique that should form part of a standard assessment before administering any medications.
Objective 2: Describe why the subcutaneous route is used for certain medications, including insulin and heparin.
On completion of this course you will gain an understanding of describe why the subcutaneous route is used for certain medications, including insulin and heparin.
Objective 3: Suggest suitable sites for injection of common medications.
On completion of this course you will gain an understanding of suggest suitable sites for injection of common medications.
Objective 4: List the main steps in injection technique that minimise potential adverse effects.
On completion of this course you will gain an understanding of list the main steps in injection technique that minimise potential adverse effects.
Objective 5: Discuss the principles of patient assessment to maximise the success of all subcutaneous injections.
On completion of this course you will gain an understanding of discuss the principles of patient assessment to maximise the success of all subcutaneous injections.
Sherri Ogston-Tuck

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Sherri Ogston-Tuck
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

Senior lecturer, adult nursing, Institute of Health and Society, University of Worcester, Worcester.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
  • 1.00 Hours

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