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Injection at home
An injection is a procedure consisting in introducing a solution containing a suitable medicinal substance, e.g. painkillers, anti-inflammatory, anticoagulants, hormones, antibiotics, vitamins, contraceptives, etc. into the patient’s body using a needle and syringe. in order to achieve a therapeutic effect. Our mobile emergency nursing service performs subcutaneous, intradermal, intramuscular and intravenous injections at the patient’s home. Our staff also supports central lines and vascular ports. Using the services of a home nurse is not only convenient, but also minimizes the stress associated with a visit to the clinic or emergency room. An additional advantages of the injection at hom are comfort, discretion, reduction of the risk of COVID infection, and saving time.
Can I make an injection myself?
Regardless of the type of injection (intravenous, intramuscular, subcutaneous, intradermal), it should only be performed by qualified medical personnel (e.g. nurse, doctor, paramedic). Medicines sold with a self-injection device (eg EpiPen) are an exception. Improper injection may reduce the therapeutic effect of the drug or make it work too rapidly. For example, too shallow administration of the active ingredient may impair its absorption (subcutaneous injection), so that the patient will not feel the expected effect of the medication. On the other hand, accidental administration of the drug into a vein instead of into a muscle may cause it to work excessively and cause shock or serious adverse effects. When giving the injection, you should be prepared for an allergic (hypersensitive) reaction to the drug being administered. A wrong injection can cause health problems and even lead to disability or death. The most common complications after injections:
- infection, abscess (in extreme cases, sepsis),
- damage and necrosis of blood vessels,
- nerve damage,
- such subcutaneous fibrosis (adhesions),
- anaphylactic shock.
|Type of injection (injection)||Price|
|Subcutaneous injection||60 zl|
|Intradermal injection||60 zł|
|Intramuscular injection||60 zł|
|Intravenous injection||60 zł|
Main benefits of injections
- Quick action of the active substance (the fastest action after intravenous administration).
- Local or systemic effect of the substance (depending on the medication and method of administration).
- Bypassing the digestive tract.
What are the different types of injection?
- Intravenous injection (latin injectio intravenosa). The active substance is administered through a needle or cannula directly into the patient’s blood vessel and causes the drug to act very quickly (immediate bloodstream distribution).
- Subcutaneous injection (latin injectio subcutanea). The needle is inserted at an angle of 45-90 degrees and the substance is introduced very slowly. The drug is given into the fatty tissue which is just under the skin. Slow absorption of the active substance by blood capillaries located in the subcutaneous tissue allows for prolonged action of the drug. Subcutaneous injections can be painful as they are often used to administer acidic, alkaline or hypo-osmotic solutions. Volumes greater than 1.5 ml should not be administered this way. Check how an subcutaneous injection is made.
- Intradermal injection (latin injectio intracutanea). The needle is inserted at an angle of 5-10 degrees. This type of injection is most often used to check the patient’s allergic reaction to a drug, e.g. an antibiotic.
- Intramuscular injection (latin injectio intramuscularis) The needle is inserted at an angle of 90 degrees, before injecting the solution, an aspiration test is made to exclude the administration of the solution into a blood vessel. No more than 2-5 ml of the solution should be injected intramuscularly. Check how an intramuscular injection is made.