I feel awkward...

  1. I dont know if i am just not coordinated or what? i have given like 3 im injections and i have the hardest problem with aspirating do you aspirate with your thumb or what???? we are going to pedi where we have to give alot of injections and i feel like an idiot.... please help
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  3. by   RNinJune2007
    Quote from hoping to be an rn
    I dont know if i am just not coordinated or what? i have given like 3 im injections and i have the hardest problem with aspirating do you aspirate with your thumb or what???? we are going to pedi where we have to give alot of injections and i feel like an idiot.... please help
    Hello!

    Well, when you first insert the needle, with your dominant hand, then you should use your opposite hand to "stabalize" the bottom of the syringe (The same hand you were using to "scrunch up" the skin. Use the dominant hand (the hand you originally darted the needle in with) to SLIGHTLY pull back on the needle to aspirate and then, inject.

    Practice a few times with a pencil or alike object. If you need additional help, try going to an instructor to help you in the skills lab. They usually have actual syringes and fluid to practice on the manikans with.

    Good luck! Keep practicing, it will get easier.
  4. by   hoping to be an rn
    thanks i have actually been practicing with a potato ha ha nursing school and no money for oranges ha ha i know it just takes practice i can give subq no problem i had a man tell me i gave the best shot he has ever had but i feel awkward with the whole aspiration thing...i will get it though eventually.....
  5. by   moonchild20002000
    The more you do the more confident you will become.
  6. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Well put, RNinJune2007!


    hoping to be an rn: Good luck, all you need is more practice. You'll get it down in no time! :hatparty:


    Quote from RNinJune2007
    Hello!

    Well, when you first insert the needle, with your dominant hand, then you should use your opposite hand to "stabalize" the bottom of the syringe (The same hand you were using to "scrunch up" the skin. Use the dominant hand (the hand you originally darted the needle in with) to SLIGHTLY pull back on the needle to aspirate and then, inject.

    Practice a few times with a pencil or alike object. If you need additional help, try going to an instructor to help you in the skills lab. They usually have actual syringes and fluid to practice on the manikans with.

    Good luck! Keep practicing, it will get easier.

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