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How to make an injection

It is not easy for a person far from medicine to decide to give an injection to a patient in need of emergency care. However, there are situations when it is necessary to overcome doubts and fear in order to help a loved one in time. To do this, you need to learn a few simple recommendations.

For adults, it is better to take a 5 ml syringe, regardless of the amount of drug administered. This is due to the fact that in smaller syringes, the needle is shorter and the medicine may not enter the muscle, but under the skin, which is not always effective.

2 ml syringes are suitable for children and thin people. To disinfect, you will need alcohol and cotton or injection wipes.
Injectable medications are usually sold as a ready-made solution or as a powder. In this case, you will additionally need the solvent indicated in the annotation to the drug.

Before you fill the medicine into the syringe, you need to break off the tip of the ampoule along the line marked on it or to do this, having previously outlined the fault line with the nail file available in the package. Next, remove the syringe and needle from the package and fill the syringe with medicine, moving the piston toward you. Air that has entered the syringe must be removed by pointing the needle up, moving the piston in the opposite direction. For a drug in the form of a powder, you must first perform the procedure described above with a solvent ampoule, and then, opening the bottle with the powder and pricking the rubber cap with a needle, inject the contents of the syringe into it. Then you need to shake everything well and put the resulting solution into a syringe. Just before the injection, you need to change the needle and remove air from the syringe. During these manipulations, all surfaces that will be in contact with the needle must be pre-treated with alcohol.

So, everything is ready for the injection. The patient should lie on his side or on his stomach. Mentally, you need to divide the buttock into four equal parts and choose a place in the upper outer quarter. This area should be wiped with alcohol. Holding the syringe with the right hand, the fingers of the left hand need to stretch the skin of an adult patient, and for a child to collect it in a fold. Then, with a sharp movement of the right hand, but without much effort, insert the needle into the buttock (adult at right angles, the child at an angle of 45 degrees) and gradually release the medicine. You need to remove the needle in one motion, pressing a cotton swab moistened with alcohol to it.

It is only once to cope with the excitement and decide on the first injection, and in the future this procedure will not cause difficulties.

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