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ID injections

  1. 0 Any advice on how to give an intradermal injection? I tried to do one last week (into a dummy arm) and could'nt get the little blister you are supposed to get under the skin. I tried it numerous times...my gf could do it every time.
  2. Visit  Medsport profile page

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    From 'Ohio'; Joined Sep '06; Posts: 370; Likes: 22.

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  3. Visit  HeartsOpenWide profile page
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    Quote from Medsport
    Any advice on how to give an intradermal injection? I tried to do one last week (into a dummy arm) and could'nt get the little blister you are supposed to get under the skin. I tried it numerous times...my gf could do it every time.
    Do you mean TB injections where you have to make the little wheel? If so, do not worry a whole lot. Dummy skin is nothing like the real thing. A real arm is way easier. Older people are a little harder but I rhink you can manage.
  4. Visit  abbythetabby profile page
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    Yes, a dummy arm is way tougher. Make sure you have the bevel up and insert it into almost parallel to the skin. Be sure not to go in too far, you can start injecting just after the bevel is in.
  5. Visit  HeartsOpenWide profile page
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    Quote from abbythetabby
    Yes, a dummy arm is way tougher. Make sure you have the bevel up and insert it into almost parallel to the skin. Be sure not to go in too far, you can start injecting just after the bevel is in.
    Right! Remember how the boys in school would take needles and stick them right under the first layer of the skin on their finger and be like, look how tough I am
  6. Visit  Daytonite profile page
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    This was addressed in a thread last month, here:

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f50/injections-187131.html
  7. Visit  lisabeth profile page
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    I had forgotten about things like that. You gave me a laugh for the morning. :chuckle

    Quote from HeartsOpenWide
    Right! Remember how the boys in school would take needles and stick them right under the first layer of the skin on their finger and be like, look how tough I am


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