Injections & Drains

How to administer subcutaneous medication

Have you been asked to self inject subcutaneous anti-blood clot medication? This film will refresh your knowledge and skills in how to do this.

For this procedure you require:

  • Someone who has been taught to perform this procedure
  • Alcohol swab
  • Needle
  • Syringe containing prepared medication 
  • Sharps bin

How to change a vacuum bottle (Redivac)

Have you been discharged with a vacuum bottle in place? This film will demonstrate the steps required in how to manage this at home.

For this procedure you require:

  • Someone who has been taught to perform this procedure
  • Alcohol wipe 
  • Vacuum drainage bottle
  • Dressing pack, including sterile towel, gauze and gallipot
  • Small waste bag.