Where do you inject heparin in the thigh?
Where should Heparin not be injected? Heparin should not be injected into a muscle, an area close to the bone, in a vein, in the face or scalp, in the navel, or the hands or feet. It should only be injected into the abdomen, the outer thigh, the buttocks, or the outer upper arm.
Which injection site is most suitable for heparin?
Preferred site of injection is the abdominal area. Injections must be given 2 inches away from the umbilicus (see diagram). If you need another area to inject your heparin, you may use your thighs or buttocks. Rotate your sites of injections.
Do you massage injection site after heparin?
Do not massage the site. Massage is not necessary and can damage underlying tissue. Massaging after a heparin injection can contribute to the formation of a hematoma.
How do you inject blood thinner into your thigh?
Lie or sit in a comfortable position, and gently pinch a skin fold on your lower abdomen or upper thigh, whichever is more comfortable for you. Insert the needle into the skin at a 90 degree angle, press the plunger until all of the medicine is injected. Do not let go of the skin fold when you are injecting.
What angle do you inject heparin?
Hold the syringe at a 90-degree angle to your skin so the needle is pointing straight at the injection site. Quickly push the needle all the way into the pinched-up fold of skin.
How can I make heparin injections less painful?
These results show that cold application can reduce the incidence of pain and bruising after subcutaneous injection of low-molecular-weight heparin and reduce the area of bruising 72 hours after injection.
What happens if you give heparin in the muscle?
This medicine must not be injected into your muscles. You should not receive any other injections into your muscles while having heparin as this may lead to bruising.
Why does heparin hurt so much?
Injected heparin goes into the layer of fat under the skin so that it is released slowly into the body. This type of injection can sometimes cause bruising and pain at the site where the needle goes in.
What angle do you administer heparin?