When I give an IM i curl my index fingers around the syringe, keeping my thumb out, then you can flick your thumb up to aspirate and then down to inject all the while keeping control over the syringe. keeping my thumb up helps me to remember i need to aspirate....hope thi shelps you good luck
ok this is something that i just made up, and it makes sense, is just like taking a breath
you first fiill your lungs with air (aspirate) than you push it out!
so when you get the needle you take a big breath! and then let it out!
lol it is ok to forget stuff, you know what... when i was giving lovenox shots, i used to get mad at the little bubble (air seal) and be like, why they always leave air in these needles! (lol!!! i used to flick the syringe and take the bubble out!) that happened to my first 2 days giving that med, than i made a comment to a really nice nurse, who first craked a loud laugh, then told me about the air lock!