How to Inject

Guidelines to Self-Injecting

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to self-administered injections, it’s essential for all patients to watch the ‘How To Inject’ video below for subcutaneous injections before your scheduled telehealth appointment.

Preparing for Your Injection

Feeling nervous about needles is completely normal, especially if you’re new to giving injections. To ease any apprehension, familiarize yourself with the proper preparation techniques outlined in our instructional video. Additionally, we’ve provided printable instructions for your convenience:

Subcutaneous (SQ) Injection Instructions

If you’re still hesitant after watching the video and reviewing the printed instructions, don’t hesitate to seek guidance from your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist. Alternatively, if you prefer assistance, enlisting the help of a trusted loved one can provide additional support.

During the Injection

Maintaining a calm and relaxed demeanor during the injection process is key. Focus on deep, steady breathing to alleviate any tension. Choose a stress-free environment and allocate ample time to ensure you won’t be rushed or interrupted. Opt for comfortable clothing that allows easy access to the injection site.

To minimize discomfort, consider numbing the injection site with an ice cube or utilizing a topical anesthetic cream containing lidocaine. These simple measures can significantly reduce both pain and anxiety associated with the injection.

After the Injection

To prevent pain, bruising, and scarring, it’s essential to rotate injection sites regularly. Aim to inject at least an inch or two away from the previous site with each administration. This practice ensures optimal absorption and minimizes any potential adverse effects.

Subcutaneous Injection Instructions
Understanding Subcutaneous Injections

A subcutaneous injection involves administering medication into the fatty tissues beneath the skin using a short needle. Unlike intramuscular injections, which penetrate deeper into muscle tissue, subcutaneous injections are shallower and facilitate slow, steady absorption into the bloodstream. These injections are generally safe and require less force, offering a comfortable and effective method of medication delivery.
Empower yourself with the knowledge and confidence to navigate the self-injection process seamlessly. With our comprehensive guidance and support, you can master the art of self-administered injections and prioritize your health with ease.

Subcutaneous Injection