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The Importance of Injection Technique in Long Term Care Settings

Published January 19, 2018 Brought to you by BD

Presented by Amanda Fridlington, DNP, RN, Medical Science Liaison – BD Diabetes Care

  • Apply┬ánew insulin injection technique recommendations to clinical practice in residents receiving insulin
  • Choose the correct needle length in insulin treated patients to prevent intramuscular injection in order to safely administer insulin
  • Explain the importance of site rotation to prevent lipohypertrophy, a risk factor for erratic insulin absorption
  • Encourage proper injection technique to prevent needle stick injuries in LTC facilities

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