Subcutaneous (SC) injections pierce the epidermis and dermis of the skin to deliver medication to the subcutaneous layer. It is a common route of delivery for medications such as insulin and low molecular weight heparin (LMWH). This guide discusses how to perform subcutaneous injection in an artificial OSCE setting and should not be used as a guide to administering injections to actual patients without first consulting your local medical school or hospital guidelines and undertaking the necessary training. Check out the subcutaneous (SC) injection OSCE mark scheme here.
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