Can sterile normal  saline be used for IM injections into human buttocks just to practice injection technique?  person is very healthy how much are saline painful in butts will there will be any...

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Can sterile normal  saline be used for IM injections into human buttocks just to practice injection technique?

 

person is very healthy

how much are saline painful in butts

will there will be any side effects

can sterile water injection be alos used for same purpose

plz help me on this

 

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It is safe to inject small quantities of sterile normal saline into the buttocks using new disposable needles and syringes, and doing so under supervision of a nurse or physician instructor.  I would recommend using about 0.5 cc for each injection.  You can practice either subcutaneous injection into fat, or deeper intramuscular injection.  Both techniques are used medically depending on medication and circumstances.

Do NOT use sterile water for injection practice.  Water injections are painful!  And because water is hypotonic compared to the blood and tissues, the water will cause hemolysis (rupture) of blood cells and lysis (disintegration) of tissue cells.

Using 0.5 cc sterile normal saline, you can very safely inject several times with no adverse outcome other than the minor “prick” from the needle.

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