How common is SQ hydration therapy? - page 2

It had been many years since I had seen it used, but one of our 'old-school' GPs (who's in his late 70's) began ordering it for hydration for palliative patients in our LTC facility within the last... Read More

  1. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from prmenrs
    In babies, they used the area over the scapula.
    that area over the scapula is also an acceptable inj site for insulin.
    i just found that out.

  2. by   Antikigirl
    Yep Earle! I have used that site many times for older diabetics whos sites have been used so many times! I use those so I am not using up spots they or other nurses will use (if they are in a facility).

    Nothing like getting a good SQ site on the belly or back of the arm and hitting a good scar point and about bending your needle! OUCH! I find that the scapula (given enough fatty tissue) is an awesome spot and hurts less if done correctly !