This learning module reviews the administration of subcutaneous injections and suggests a framework for best practice in acute and community care settings. The importance of patient assessment and having a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology, as well as an awareness of the risks of injection, are addressed.
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This learning module for nurses addresses the topic of safe injection practice with particular reference to the subcutaneous technique. It draws on current research and evidence to inform a framework for best practice when injecting insulin and heparin using the subcutaneous route. It also addresses the nursing knowledge and skills required for effective clinical decision making and a safe approach to clinical practice.
Intended learning outcomes
After reading this module and completing the time out activities you should be able to:
This module is broken down into the following sections:
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