What should I watch out for when giving a subcutaneous injection?

There are three things to be careful of when you give a subcutaneous injection:
  • Do not move the needle once it’s inserted into the skin. This will help reduce bruising and bleeding.
  • Do not pull back on the needle once it is inserted.
  • Do not rub the site. This will help reduce bruising.

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