Clean the area of skin where you will give the injection. If
you use alcohol to clean the skin, let it dry. Remove the cap from the
Using your knee, push up the back of your arm to create a
Push the needle all the way into the pinched-up
Lower your knee slightly so that the back of your arm is no
longer pinched up.
Push the plunger of the syringe all the way in. Count to five
before taking the needle out.
Throw away the needle in a sharps container or other solid
plastic container. You can get a sharps container at your pharmacy.
September 20, 2012
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Jennifer Hone, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
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