Injection route - administration of drugs, Biology

Injection Route

An injection is an unpleasant experience for a person at any age and is particularly traumatic to the small child who often lives in fear to the next "needle prick'. It is essential that those children who are older should be told the truth at all times or their trust in human nature is lost. The child must be told the injection hurts but the pain will soon be over and that the "prick" is to help him to get better soon.

To allay fear and anxiety, the drug should be prepared away from the bed side so that the procedure is over before the child is fully aware of the situation. It is essential that you have another nurse to help restrain the patient while you administer the drug. The most commonly used syringe in paediatric unit is of 2 ml. It is graduated in 0.1 ml(1110 ml) division, so that drug dosage requiring multiples of 0.1 ml can be accurately administered.

For administration of a drug in less than 0.1 ml. 1 ml Mantoux syringe bearing 0.01 ml(1/100 ml) graduation is essential. Special syringes for administration of insulin are graduated in 20 units/ml.

Needles used should be preferably disposable, sharp and straight needle for each injection.

It is essential to remember the colour code used by each manufacture for their own brand of needle according to the diameter of the needle lumen and length. 'Injections, can be administered intramuscular, subscutaneous, intra-venous, hypodermic intrathecal depending on the type of drug to be administered.

Posted Date: 10/27/2012 6:58:46 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Injection route - administration of drugs, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Injection route - administration of drugs, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Injection route - administration of drugs Discussions

Write discussion on Injection route - administration of drugs
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4

Determine the term Epitheliomuscular cell. Cells which line outer surface of cnidarians. These cell have two functions: first is to form the outer body covering of animal, seco

Define uses isolated soybean proteins? Partially hydrolysed soy proteins possess good foam stabilization properties and can be used as whipping agents in combination with egg a

Gills - Respiratory Organs Gills are the specialised respiratory organs of several aquatic animals. They are found in mollusis and as well in many crustaceans. Typically gills

What is a trace element and how are they important in organisms, give an example.

Q. Why can the amnion also be considered an adaptation to terrestrial life? The amnion is as well an adaptation to dry land since one of its functions is to prevent desiccation

in what form brain stores thinking or past experiences?

What is adaptive radiation? Adaptive radiation happens when a new population in a new environment, like an island, undergoes divergent evolution until the descendant population

How many parts of human body?

Q. Explain Radiology of the heart? More than a century after its introduction to clinical practice, the chest radiograph (CXR) remains an important diagnostic tool in the routi