Subdermal Drug Implants
A method of drug delivery, subdermal implants come in the form of flexible capsules or rods, which are placed under the skin. This method is most commonly used to inject various hormones so they can be absorbed into the bloodstream.
Technique for Subcutaneous Injections
Before giving the injection, elevate the subcutaneous tissue at the site by grasping it firmly.
Insert the needle at a 45- or 90-degree angle to the skin surface, depending on needle length and the amount of subcutaneous tissue at the site. Some medications, such as heparin, should always be injected at a 90-degree angle.
Sterile surgical drapes ▪ sterile gloves ▪ antiseptic solution ▪ local anesthetic ▪ implants ▪ needles ▪ 5-ml syringe ▪ #11 scalpel ▪ #10 trocar ▪ forceps ▪ sutures ▪ sterile gauze ▪ tape ▪ gloves.