Intradermal Injection

Intradermal Injection

Because little systemic absorption of intradermally injected agents takes place, this type of injection is used primarily to produce a local effect, as in allergy or tuberculin testing. Intradermal injections are administered in small volumes—usually 0.1 mL or less—into the outer layers of the skin.

The ventral forearm is the most commonly used site for intradermal injection because of its easy accessibility and lack of hair. In extensive allergy testing, the outer aspect of the upper arms may be used, as well as the area of the back located between the scapulae. (See Intradermal injection sites, page 410.)

Jul 21, 2016 | Posted by in NURSING | Comments Off on Intradermal Injection

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