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POST 01313E: SAFE INJECTION: AVOIDING OVER PENETRATION FOLLOW-UP ON POSTS: 01308E, 01309E & 01310E 28 AUGUST 2008 ******************************************* Thickness of subcutaneous tissue can be judged by pinching. When needle pierces the muscle the same can also be felt so if health staff is trained and made aware not to insert too deep, the over penetration can be avoided (do surveys show any evidence of over penetration?) regards Dr Anil Varshney ([email=anilvarshney@YAHOO.COM]anilvarshney@YAHOO.COM[/email]) -------- [list=1] Prospective Assessment of the Effect of Needle Length and Injection Site on the Risk of Local Reactions to the Fifth Diphtheria-Tetanus-Acellular Pertussis Vaccination (Pediatrics, 3 March 2008) Needle-free delivery of macromolecules across the skin by nanoliter-volume pulsed microjets (Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 13 March 2007) Intramuscular injection angle: evidence for practice? (Nurs Prax N Z. July 2002) The importance of injecting vaccines into muscle: Different patients need different needle sizes (BMJ, 2000) Needle Length and Injection Technique for Efficient Intramuscular Vaccine Delivery in Infants and Children Evaluated Through an Ultrasonographic Determination of Subcutaneous and Muscle Layer Thickness (Pediatrics, 3 September 1997) [/ol] Post generated using Mail2Forum (

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