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Empowering nurses to educate people with diabetes in correct insulin injection technique

29 November 2017

Primary Health Care

Evidence & practice

As diabetes becomes a global concern, an international congress of 183 diabetes experts from 54 countries has produced a set of international recommendations for...

Intramuscular injection techniques

20 February 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The administration of intramuscular (IM) injections is an important part of medication management and a common nursing intervention in clinical practice. A skilled...

Helping to alleviate pain for children having venepuncture

01 October 2009

Paediatric Nursing

Feature

This article reviews the literature on venepuncture and children. The evidence on the use of topical agents namely tetracaine (amethocaine) gel and...

Helping to alleviate pain for children having venepuncture

01 October 2009

Paediatric Nursing

Feature

This article reviews the literature on venepuncture and children. The evidence on the use of topical agents namely tetracaine (amethocaine) gel and...

Suspect, detect and protect: lessons from a lipohypertrophy workshop for children’s nurses

12 November 2015

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

This article describes a recent training workshop to educate children’s nurses on injection technique best practice for diabetes, in particular, lipohypertrophy. The...

Best practice injection technique for children and young people with diabetes

09 September 2014

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

Children and young people who manage diabetes with injection therapy are at risk of using a poor technique. This may have serious consequences, including poor...

Subcutaneous injection technique

29 January 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article outlines the procedure for administering subcutaneous injections, including site selection and prevention of complications.

How to administer an insulin injection

13 December 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Rationale and key points Effective insulin injection technique is essential to ensure optimal management of diabetes. Those who administer insulin should understand...