I was just curious what is the best way to give a subcutaneous injection. I am a recent graduate to nursing and I was taught to go in at a 45 degree angle in subcutaneous tissue. It makes sense to me b/c of the layers of skin and muscle.
The reason I ask is because I've watched a few of my co-workers giving insulin and they are going in at a 90 degree angle in to the tissue. Also, a lot of their s/c's end up bleeding afterwards. I have never encountered this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.