Injections Hopkins Mn
An injection is the act of administering a liquid, especially a drug, into a person's body using a needle and a syringe. An injection is considered a form of parenteral drug administration; it does not involve absorption in the digestive tract.
A hypodermic needle, one of a category of medical tools which enter the skin, called sharps, is a very thin, hollow tube with one sharp tip. It is commonly used with a syringe, a hand-operated device with a plunger, to inject substances into the body or extract fluids from the body.
Types of injections
The three main routes are intradermal (ID) injection, subcutaneous (SC) injection and intramuscular (IM) injection. Each type targets a different skin layer: Subcutaneous injections are administered in the fat layer, underneath the skin. Intramuscular injections are delivered into the muscle.
Injections - What are the different types of injections?
When ‘type’ of injection is mentioned, ‘type’ usually refers to the body tissue or path by which a medication is injected. The ‘type’ of injection describes its route of administration.
The four most frequently used types of injection are:
Intravenous (IV) injections. An IV injection is the fastest way to inject a medication and involves using a syringe to inject a medication directly into a vein. When people talk about receiving medication via IV, however, they are usually talking about an IV infusion or drip, which involves using a pump or gravity to infuse the medication into a vein, rather than a syringe. IV infusions allow a set amount of medication to be administered in a controlled manner over a period of time.
Intramuscular (IM) injections. IM injections are given deep into a muscle where the medication is then absorbed quickly by surrounding blood vessels.
Subcutaneous (SC) injections. SC injections are injected into the innermost layer of the skin called the subcutis or hypodermis, which is made up of a network of fat and collagen cells. SC injections are also known as ‘subcut’ or ‘SQ’ injections. These injections work more slowly than an IV or IM injection because the area does not have such a rich blood supply.
Intradermal (ID) injections. ID injections are given directly into the middle layer of the skin called the dermis. This type of injection is absorbed more slowly again than IV, IM or SC injections.
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- Intravenous (IV) injections.
- Intramuscular (IM) injections.
- Subcutaneous (SC) injections.
- Intradermal (ID) injections.
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Where is the best place to get an injection?
The best site on your body to receive an injection depends on factors such as the medication being given, what you are treating, how quickly or slowly the medication needs to work, and the type of injection you are receiving. The best type of injection for you may also be influenced by your weight, age, cost, the frequency of administration and other factors.
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