Giving injections at home as ordered by the doctor is often a standard part of therapy that contributes to the quick and efficient recovery of the patient.
An injection involves direct injection into the body of a concentrated amount of the necessary drug, antibiotic, and even a hormone dissolved in a small amount of liquid. In which sterile equipment is used, i.e. syringe and needle.
According to the method of administration, injections can be intradermal (skin), subcutaneous (under the skin), intramuscular (muscle), intravenous, intraosseous, intraperitoneal, intrathecal, epidural, intracardiac, intraarticular, intracavernous and intravitreal.
Most injections are given into a muscle, into a vein or under the skin.
Is it safe to give injections at home?
Just as the administration of infusions at home must be strictly controlled, so the administration of injections is performed only on the order of a doctor and in accordance with the treatment plan prescribed on the basis of a confirmed diagnosis.
Injections should be given exclusively by licensed medical personnel and in doses and time intervals determined by the therapy. In this way, not only efficient operation is ensured, but also the safety of application in home conditions. Otherwise, numerous complications can occur. Bleeding, bruising, bursting of veins are just some of the consequences of unprofessional injections. Unfortunately, a fatal outcome is not excluded either. Statistics show that around 1.3 million people die annually due to poor reception of injection therapy.
The safety of clients comes first at MinutNurse Home health & care. This is why the professional medical staff of this center for the care of the elderly and the sick carry out a detailed preparation for giving injections, including washing hands before putting on hygienic gloves, as well as checking the name of the medicine, its expiration date and the dosed amount. After receiving the injection, the nurse stays with the patient so that she can react in a timely manner if there is a reaction to the medicine.
Giving injections at home relieves you of fear
Although the administration of injections lasts very short, many people associate it with pain. This fear usually exists since childhood, and it is caused by the discomfort that accompanied the child while receiving injections or, on the other hand, by threatening the parents as a measure of punishment.
Thanks to the pleasant, well-known atmosphere of his own home, the patient is relaxed. As a result, fear and nervousness due to the necessary injection disappear.
Given that the injections are given at home, the nurse has enough time to fully devote herself to the patient, and if necessary, to help him with relaxation techniques, which is especially important for very timid patients.
Also, expertise and experience guarantee that you will not feel pain during the injection, but relief immediately after receiving the therapy.
What are the advantages of giving injections at home?
Being able to receive an injection in your own home is one of the main advantages of personal home care. First of all, it saves time, because you don’t have to wait in long lines at the clinic. This is precisely why this service is used more and more by working people when they are sick.
Administering injections at home is the best medical care for the elderly, especially those with poor mobility. Not only does it prevent exposure to viruses and infections that are present in outpatient corridors, but it also frees family members from the organization of transport.
For immobile and exhausted patients due to illness, giving injections at home is the only solution, it saves their energy, and recovery is faster.
MinutNurse Home health & care has nurses in its team with many years of experience in providing all kinds of therapies at home. We are at your disposal as soon as you call or at the requested time, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.