Don't Cause an Infection When Giving an Intramuscular Injection PBL Project

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Don't Cause an Infection When Giving an Intramuscular Injection PBL Project

When a medical assistant is responsible for any procedure, they must be proficient in infection control as well as the specific technique to maintain the spread of infection and ensure the safety of the patient and worker. This project provides the necessary knowledge the medical assistant student needs to provide infection control, ways to break the infection process and the proper technique and equipment necessary when administering medications. This project ultimately gives the medical assistant student the opportunity to demonstrate an intramuscular deltoid injection without causing an infection. Lesson 1 and 2: Equips the medical assistant student with the proper technique to wash and sanitize hands, remove contaminated gloves, properly clean the injection site, and the 7 rights of medication administration to break the infection process and avoid potential fatal medication errors. Lesson 3 and 4: Student identify the correct equipment, the proper way to use the equipment, hands on practice with the equipment, a live in person demonstration of a deltoid intramuscular injection and then an opportunity for the student to demonstrate a true to life, intramuscular deltoid injection to a classmate. * Note: sharp needles are used and an injection is given to a student by another student therefore, safety precautions are necessary. This project is brought to you by Kelli Owens with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by the Course Team Lead Erik Amerikaner.
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