Teach Patients to Self-Inject Subcutaneous or IM Meds

You'll need to be ready to teach patients how to self-inject meds at discharge.

Share advice for giving subcutaneous or IM meds. Check med labels for nuances...and include these general tips.

Site and technique. Educate to inject in easy-to-reach areas...such as the abdomen for subcutaneous meds (enoxaparin, methotrexate, etc) or the outer thigh for IM meds (cyanocobalamin, testosterone, etc).

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