Routes to administer adrenalin

Specialties Infusion


Enrolled Nursing student from Tasmania here,

I am just polishing my assignment regarding anaphylaxis and was looking for some clarification or to be advised as to what I may have missed.

The questions says : As adrenaline is the drug of choice for Anaphylaxis, by routes can adrenaline be given and what problems can occur with each of these routes?


  • Blood supply is poor
  • Absorption is slow


  • Damage to the nerves especially gluteal
  • Sterile abcesses can occur


  • Needle dislodgement
  • damage to surrounding tissue could lead to Necrosis
  • Circulatory collapse

I'm sure there is more to it than this, any input you may have would be great as you can see I am keeping it simple and as jargon free as possible. Please feel free to e-mail me direct at [email protected]

Thank you in advance.

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