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Therapeutic Education

2.1 Adult

1 The HCP should spend time
exploring the individual’s
anxieties about the injecting
process and the injectable
therapy itself. (33,40)

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2 At the beginning of injection
therapy (and at least every
year thereafter) the HCP
should discuss:
• Injecting regimen
• Choice and management
of the devices used
• Choice, care and self-examination
of injection sites
• Correct injection techniques
(including site rotation,
injection angle and possible
use of skin folds)
• Injection complications and
how to avoid them
• Optimal needle length
• Safe disposal of used sharps
(32-35, 38-41)
Ensure that each of these
topics have been fully
understood. (34)

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3 Injection technique education
should be put in place and
regularly reviewed and recorded
in the individuals care plan.

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4 Current injection practice
should be discussed and if
possible observed. Injection
sites should be examined and
palpated, if possible at each
visit but at least once a year.
(38,40,41)

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