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Learning Objectives

  • Injection routes and sites
  • Injection equipment
  • Complications related to injections
  • Safe injection practices

Course Description

This course examines a broad range of injection topics (specifically related to clinical support staff) including injection routes and sites, injection equipment, complications related to injections, and safe injection practices. Differentiate between different injection routes and injection sites

  • Select appropriate equipment for injections (e.g. needle size, gauge, etc.)
  • Use appropriate injection administration techniques
  • Identify complications due to injection errors
  • Explain how to safely use injection equipment (e.g. needles and syringes)
  • Identify appropriate use of medication vials
  • Identify common injectable medications
  • Describe how to store medications safely

Author Information

Course development guided by the expertise of Marin Sawyer, Cora Bennett, Kim Tillery, Rebecca Porcaro, and Priscilla Mullins

Did You Know...

  • Injections are the most commonly used medical devices in health care settings.
  • As per the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, approximately 16 billion injections are given annually worldwide.
  • It is estimated that up to 160,000 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), 4.7 million hepatitis C virus (HCV) and 16 million hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections are attributable each year to such unsafe injection practices.

Course at a Glance

target audience icon Target Audience:

Clinical Support Staff, including MAs

time to complete icon Time to Complete:

20-30 Minutes

contributor icon Contributor:

Texas Health Resources

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