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In order to practice intramuscular injection in buttocks, which injection fluids...

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mohitb2ff | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted September 23, 2011 at 12:29 AM via web

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In order to practice intramuscular injection in buttocks, which injection fluids (medicine) or fluids can be injected to anybody , healthy or ill ?

person is perfectly healthy

their should be no side effects or very little side effects

please give details of any injections it may be vitamin b12, or e or d or anything

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pacorz | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted September 23, 2011 at 1:15 AM (Answer #1)

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The safest thing to practice injections with would be sterile normal saline solution. Saline is simply sodium chloride and water, and is isotonic to body cells. This adds nothing to the person's body that is not normally present anyway, and the excess will be rapidly eliminated by the kidneys. Saline is the fluid of choice for starting I.V. lines, and in many cases medications are added directly to the saline and it is used as a diluent and a carrier into the body.

Another safe possibility would be sterile lactated Ringer's solution. Ringer's is another water-based ion solution that is isotonic to and compatible with body tissues.

Vitamins D and E would be very poor choices, because they are fat-soluble vitamins and would accumulate in the person's body, potentially to toxic levels. This is less likely to occur with a water-soluble B vitamin, but is still possible. I would recommend staying with saline or Ringer's.

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mohitb2ff | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted September 23, 2011 at 1:26 AM (Answer #2)

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so can sterile water be used to practice im buttocks injection

only plain sterile water

 

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pacorz | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted September 25, 2011 at 2:37 AM (Answer #3)

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It can, but only in very small amounts at a time. Too much will upset the ionic balance of the tissues, and could cause major cramping and soreness in the muscles.

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