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An evidence-based approach to subcutaneous injection technique

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2020
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

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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Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Sherri Ogston-Tuck, Senior lecturer, adult nursing, Institute of Health and Society, University of Worcester, Worcester.


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