I work in an Internal med practice and often give injections subcu IM etc
However, we have Rheum pt ( rheumatologist is one hour drive for her ) and she is going to start Humira
She broke her arm and wants to know if I will teach her family how to do subcu injections
teaching subcu to families... what would be the easiest site to teach
Thank you or your input
Joy and Smiles * Darla
Apr 13, '05
Based on my homecare experience:
1. Deltoid is the easiest site and has least modesty concerns.
2. Abdomen next site -able to pull pants just a little give injection---unless their the housewife/house dress type of person
3. Thigh last.
Now if patient supper skinny, not much SQ fat, go with abdomen first.
Does the patient have insurance that provides has hom care coverage?
This way RN/LPN could go out to home, make sure drug properly maintained at home, observe return demonstration etc.
Apr 14, '05
she is obese
So I think we will go with abd.. she will get them every 2 weeks
once her Fx has healed she should do ok herself
I appreciate your expertise