Does the Depo shot affect your period?
Side Effects of the Depo-Provera Shot When you’re on Depo-Provera, you may notice side effects like: Uneven menstrual periods or no periods at all.
What happens if you give an IM injection wrong?
The microbes in injection substances, injection equipment or already-existing on the skin, can enter the body causing very serious infections. Similarly, incorrect injection techniques or erroneous injection locations, can cause blood vessel breakage, muscle or nerve damage and paralysis.
Do im injections bleed?
Complications associated with IM injections are: Bleeding, soreness, or redness at the injection site.
Do you pinch skin for IM injection?
Make sure you pinch up on subcutaneous tissue to prevent injection into the muscle. Make sure you pinch up on the subcutaneous tissue to prevent injection into the muscle.
What do you do if you aspirate blood during IM injection?
If blood is aspirated, remove the needle, discard it appropriately, and re-prepare and administer the medications (Perry et al., 2014).
What must you do every time before giving injections?
Before starting the injection session, and whenever there is contamination with blood or body fluids, clean the preparation surfaces with 70% alcohol (isopropyl alcohol or ethanol) and allow to dry.
What happens if you do not aspirate an IM injection?
Many who did not aspirate felt that aspiration resulted in increased pain. The two RCT’s found that a slower technique that included 5–10 second aspiration were assessed as more painful than a 1–2 second ‘faster’ technique without aspiration (both these studies were in the paediatric setting).
Do you pull back on IM injections?
It is common practice to draw back on a syringe after the needle is inserted to check whether it is in a blood vessel. While it is important to aspirate if the DG muscle site is used – because of proximity to the gluteal artery – it is not required for other IM injection sites (PHE, 2013; Malkin, 2008).