Where can I inject myself?

Where can I inject myself?

How to Self-Administer an Intramuscular (IM) Injection

  • The upper arm (deltoid muscle)
  • The hip (ventrogluteal muscle)
  • The thigh (vastus lateralis muscle)
  • Or the buttocks (dorsogluteal muscle)

What is self injection called?

An intramuscular injection, as illustrated in the figure below, delivers medication deep into the muscle tissue. This allows the medication to be quickly absorbed into the bloodstream for action.

Do self injections hurt?

Whether you need to give yourself insulin or some other drug, injecting yourself is probably a lot easier than you think. It’s almost certainly less painful.

Can I give myself an injection?

If no medicine went in, you can give yourself another shot. If some medicine went in, check with your doctor before you give yourself another shot. If you’re bleeding after you remove the needle, apply direct pressure to stop the bleeding.

How do you mentally prepare for self injection?

10 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Self-Injection

  1. Tell Your Doctor. If you’re uncomfortable with self-injecting, it’s important for your doctor to know.
  2. Breathe.
  3. Move Confidently.
  4. Listen to Music.
  5. Make Yourself Comfortable.
  6. Keep Practicing.
  7. Distract Yourself.
  8. Build a Support Team.

What happens if a shot hits a nerve?

Other injection site events If a nerve is hit, the patient will feel an immediate burning pain, which can result in paralysis or neuropathy that does not always resolve.

How do I get over my fear of giving myself a shot?

How do you give Yourself injections?

Give yourself the injection Take the syringe out of its package. Hold the syringe around the middle, like a pen or dart. Check the syringe for air bubbles. Pick up the alcohol pad with your free hand. Hold the syringe in the hand you will use to give the injection.

What is self administered injection?

Self-administration is, in its medical sense, the process of a subject administering a pharmacological substance to themself. A clinical example of this is the subcutaneous “self-injection” of insulin by a diabetic patient. In animal experimentation, self-administration is a form of operant conditioning where the reward is a drug.

What are the steps to give an injection?

Open the alcohol wipe: Wipe the area where you plan to give the injection.

  • Prepare the needle: Hold the syringe with your writing hand and pull the cover off with your other hand.
  • gently press on and pull the skin so that it is slightly tight.
  • What are the different injection sites?

    As noted above, the most common intravenous injection sites are in the upper extremities and involve those of the back of the hands, the front and back of the lower arm and the antecubital fossa, or elbow. Veins in the legs are difficult to locate given the musculature of the lower extremities.