Subcutaneous injections
General description:

A needle with a drug charged syringe, goes through the skin and into subcutaneous tissue.

If 2 inches of skin can be grasped between the thumb and index finger, the needle is inserted at right angles to the injection site. If only 1 inch of skin can be grasped, the angle is reduced to 45 degrees.

Subcut injections are not given if the skin is burnt, hardened, inflamed, swollen, or damages by a previous injection. Image
Injection sites...