Parenteral Medication Administration: Site Selection and Injection Techniques

OVERVIEW:

This program identifies commonly used sites for intramuscular and subcutaneous injections and discusses considerations for site assessment and selection. The techniques for intramuscular and subcutaneous administration of medication are demonstrated using a step-by-step process ending with documentation. Emphasis is placed on the "z-track" method of intramuscular injection.

OBJECTIVES:

After completing this program, the learner should be able to:
  • Explain how to safely handle equipment used to administer an injection
  • Describe nursing measures to take throughout the injection process
  • Describe commonly used intramuscular and subcutaneous injection site on adults
  • Describe factors used to assess an injection site
  • Explain the rational behind use of the "air bubble technique" for intramuscular injections
  • Describe the procedures for properly performing an intramuscular injection using the "z-track" method
  • Explain the purpose of aspiration during intramuscular injection
  • Describe the procedures for properly performing a subcutaneous injection 
Price: $249.00 USD

Product ID: MED004
Media: DVD
Year: 2008
Duration: 25:17 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Medication Administration
 
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