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