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Today was the first day on my new placement, and I think I may have put my foot it in it with my mentor already. Doing an SC injection, I was told to draw back, which really threw me becasue i... Read More

  1. by   Whisper
    I Pm'd you.
  2. by   karenG
    hey Whisper...........its a pity your not near me! I have a hib catch up clinic booked on friday- 40 injections to give- you could get loads of practice!!

    Karen
  3. by   chrisrob
    Hey Whisper,

    I don't draw back on s/c was taught that way during my training a long long time ago. As part of a module I was working on I choice s/c inj the frightening thing was it showed that most nurses all grades didn't know correct sites, I was probably one of them i'm ashamed to say you live and learn
  4. by   Whisper
    I have just started my evidence based practice module, and apparently I shouldn't feel and about s/c injections, as the lecturers have said that less than 25% of nursing is based on scientific evidence!

    Sorry if this doesn't make much sense, I was awake most of the night finishing my first EBP assignment, and have just finished it.
  5. by   kittya
    sorry it took me so long but I knew I'd read it somewhere,

    'needle should remain motionless during the injection process, and the nurse should not aspirate (Timby 1996, Potter & Perry 1995)

    from http://www.nursesnetwork.co.uk/nurse..._30scinj.shtml

    sorry whisper, this'll be old news by now, but just to clarify
  6. by   CCURN
    Only draw back if you think you might hit a vein....I dont think with subcut injections you would need to bother. When I did the diphe in the uk 6 years ago we were not taught to draw back.
  7. by   Whisper
    Thnaks ever so much with the link, sorry for not responding sooner, I have just moved and not had a phone line fitted yet, and I am struggling to find time to go out to check my emails.

    Thanks again.

    Whisper
  8. by   Aphrodite
    I'm a Scottish RN (RGN) working in Canada. I think your mentor has never understood the reason for drawing back or didn't quite understand the physiology. Drawing back is only necessary for IM.and for obvious reasons. Find me a big juicy vein SC???? lol. As anothr reply stated "Humour her" I think she was probably "ticked off" that a young uni grad questioned her. Ohhhhhhh try giving injections where I am in Canada and well...enough said. In my day when we gave injections into the buttock for example...We used the old 'Explanation and reassurance, crossed the buttock with an imaginary cross and used the upper outer quadrant...used a nice little steri-swab, injected...drew back and injected slowly in a zig zag fashion....then a little reassurance again and that was it. Here, they just bang it in with no frills!!! Arrrrrrrrrrrrgh!!!!!(this is my experience oly of course...not to say that they all do that)
  9. by   uk_nurse
    As a newly qualified paeds nurse i have never been taught to draw back on SC injections. I have only given a few and only 1 IM which u do draw back on
  10. by   DETTA
    Quote from Aphrodite
    I'm a Scottish RN (RGN) working in Canada. I think your mentor has never understood the reason for drawing back or didn't quite understand the physiology. Drawing back is only necessary for IM.and for obvious reasons. Find me a big juicy vein SC???? lol. As anothr reply stated "Humour her" I think she was probably "ticked off" that a young uni grad questioned her. Ohhhhhhh try giving injections where I am in Canada and well...enough said. In my day when we gave injections into the buttock for example...We used the old 'Explanation and reassurance, crossed the buttock with an imaginary cross and used the upper outer quadrant...used a nice little steri-swab, injected...drew back and injected slowly in a zig zag fashion....then a little reassurance again and that was it. Here, they just bang it in with no frills!!! Arrrrrrrrrrrrgh!!!!!(this is my experience oly of course...not to say that they all do that)
    lol (scottish 45yr old!!)
  11. by   inneedofachange
    read the leaflet which is available in every box of clexane. it tells you to pinch the skin up so you know you only have subcutaneous tissue and dont let go of the skin until you have finished injecting.

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