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Subcutaneous Injection

Aka: Subcutaneous Injection
  1. Indications: Medications
    1. Insulin
    2. Morphine
  2. Technique
    1. Administered beneath Dermis and Epidermis
    2. Locations (typical Insulin injection sites)
      1. Upper arm
      2. Abdomen (sparing the peri-umbilical area in ~2 cm radius)
      3. Buttock
      4. Thigh (Anterolateral, at least 10 cm distal from top)
  3. Precautions
    1. Rotate injection sites (risk of Lipodystrophy with frequent repeat use)

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