Any advice re: subcut injection angle

  1. Hi, I am currently trying to research for evidence concerning the needle degree angle for subcut injections but am struggling to find any evidence. i have found some articles but would appreciate if anyone knew of any articles/research that may help.

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  3. by   tachybradyRN
    Subcutanous injections are generally given at a 90 degree angle unless the patient is cachectic, in which case I would give the injection at about a 45 degree angle. I primarily use a 25 gauge 1/2 inch needle for SQ injections.