Subcutaneous injection technique: an evidence-based approach
Sherri Ogston-Tuck Senior lecturer, adult nursing, Institute of Health and Society, University of Worcester, Worcester
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 article, the first of two, provides an evidence-based review of injection administration, with particular reference to subcutaneous injections, and suggests a framework for best practice.
Nursing Standard. 29, 3,53-58. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.3.53.e9183
Received: 27 May 2014
Accepted: 04 July 2014
Published in print: 17 September 2014Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review