Status post simply means “the patient had this in the past”. Status post mastectomy means that the patient had a breast removal in the past. 6 days status post colon resection means that the patient had part of their bowel removed in surgery 6 days before.
Likewise, what does the letter S with a line above it mean?
Medical Shorthand Symbols. As examples: lower case “c” with a line over it means “with”; lower case “s” with a line over it means “without”, a triangle (chevron symbol) means “change”, etc.
What does C C stand for in medical terms?
What is the medical term for SL?
List of medical abbreviations: SAbbreviationMeaningslsublingualSLEsystemic lupus erythematosusSLEVSt Louis virusSLLsmall lymphocytic lymphoma
What are SQ injections?
A subcutaneous injection is a shot given into the fat layer between the skin and muscle. Subcutaneous injections are used to give small amounts and certain kinds of medicine.
What does intramuscularly mean?
Intramuscular (also IM or im) injection is the injection of a substance directly into muscle. In medicine, it is one of several alternative methods for the administration of medications (see route of administration).
How many types of injections are there?
Needle insertion angles for 4 types of injections: intramuscular, subcutaneous, intravenous and intradermal injection.
What is the Z track method?
When a medication is injected directly into muscle, it is called an intramuscular injection (IM). The Z-track method is a type of IM injection technique used to prevent tracking (leakage) of the medication into the subcutaneous tissue (underneath the skin).
Do you aspirate with Z track?
Never inject more than 5 mL of medication into a single site using the Z-track method. Alter- nate sites for subsequent in- jections. → Aspirate for 5 to 10 seconds to ensure that you haven’t hit a blood vessel. → Never massage a Z-track injection site.
Where is the Ventrogluteal muscle?
OUT: The Dorsogluteal IM injection site. This site been used by nurses for years as the target of choice for IM injections. It is found in the area of the superior lateral aspect of the gluteal muscles, commonly known as the upper outer quadrant. It is located by dividing the buttock into four equal quadrants.
How do you find the Ventrogluteal site?
Giving an IM injection into the ventrogluteal site
Find the trochanter.
Find the anterior iliac crest.
Place the palm of your hand over the trochanter.
Give the injection between the knuckles on your index and middle fingers.
Stretch the skin tight.
Hold the syringe like a pencil or dart.
What does Dorsogluteal mean?
Dorsogluteal definition. upper outer quadrant of the buttocks. Ventrogluteal definition. Most preferred site of IM injections, involves gluteus medius & is situated deep and away from major nerves and blood vessels.
Why are some shots given in the buttocks?
To be more specific, intra-muscular injections are ususally given on the butt. The muscle of the butt, the gluteus maximus is a big muscle with large muscle mass, making it a good deposit for the medication. I was taught to give the injection at the upper outer quadrant of each butt to avoid injuring the sciatic nerve.
What is the purpose of intradermal injection?
Intradermal injection is the injection of a substance into the dermis, just below the epidermis. This route has the longest absorption time as compared to subcutaneous injections and intramuscular injections. As a result, it is used for sensitivity tests, like tuberculin and allergy tests, and for local anesthesia.
What are the 3 types of injections?
The three main routes are intradermal (ID) injection, subcutaneous (SC) injection and intramuscular (IM) injection. Each type targets a different skin layer: Subcutaneous injections are administered in the fat layer, underneath the skin. Intramuscular injections are delivered into the muscle.
What is the angle for an intradermal injection?
13. Hold syringe at a 5- to 15-degree angle from the site. Place the needle almost flat against the patient’s skin, bevel side up, and insert needle into the skin. Insert the needle only about 1/4 in., with the entire bevel under the skin.
What angle do you give an intramuscular injection?
Use a needle long enough to reach deep into the muscle. Insert needle at a 90° angle to the skin with a quick thrust. Multiple injections given in the same extremity should be separated by a minimum of 1″, if possible.
What angle is an intradermal injection given?
Simple drawing of cross section of skin with three needles administering injections at different angles. Intramuscular at 90 degrees (left), subcutaneous at 45 degrees (center), and intradermal at 15 degrees (right).
What angle do you give an insulin injection?
It seems the general consensus is to pinch the skin and inject insulin at a 90 degree angle (only injecting at 45 degrees if the person is very thin).
How do you do an IM injection?
Hold the skin around where you will give the injection: With your free hand, gently press on and pull the skin so that it is slightly tight. Insert the needle into the muscle: Hold the syringe barrel tightly and use your wrist to inject the needle through the skin and into the muscle at a 90 degree angle.
Where can you give an intramuscular injection?
Intramuscular injections are often given in the following areas:
Deltoid muscle of the arm. The deltoid muscle is the site most typically used for vaccines.
Vastus lateralis muscle of the thigh.
Ventrogluteal muscle of the hip.
Dorsogluteal muscles of the buttocks.
Why would you give a Depo Medrol?
Methylprednisolone is used to treat pain and swelling that occurs with arthritis and other joint disorders. This medication may also be used to treat various conditions such as blood disorders, severe allergic reactions, certain cancers, eye conditions, skin/intestinal/kidney/lung diseases, and immune system disorders.
How long does an injection of Depo Medrol stay in your system?
How long will the effects of the medication last? The immediate effect is usually from the local anesthetic injected. This wears off in a few hours. The steroid starts working in about three to five days and its effect can last for several days to a month.