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Administering Subcutaneous Injections: NDIS High Intensity Daily Personal Activities Module

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Subcutaneous injections are a common practice for care providers. They are used to administer medication into the fatty tissue layer between the skin and the muscle. This type of injection may be beneficial for medications such as insulin and heparin that require continuous absorption.

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Subcutaneous injections are used to administer medication into the fatty tissue layer between the skin and the muscle (subcutaneous tissue). The subcutaneous tissue has a smaller blood supply, meaning the medication is absorbed more slowly than if inserted into a vein.

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