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Injection Site Care

1 The site should be inspected
and palpated by the individual
prior to injection. (5,6)

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2 Avoid using a site showing
signs of lipohypertrophy,
inflammation, oedema or
infection until the problem has
been resolved. (15,49,50-55)

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3 Injections should be given
into a clean site using clean
hands. (56)

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4 The site should be cleansed
with soap and water when
found to be unclean. (56)

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5 Disinfection of the site is
usually not required.
(6, 57-60)

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